The Friends of Lithgow Library asked me to create a painting commemorating and celebrating the old and new Lithgow Library. Since many of my public commissions, such as the murals Kennebec in the Capital Judicial Center and City of Ships
acrylic on canvas 24 x 47 inches Currently available in Hallowell at 3 page St at the artist's studio gallery. This painting was inspired by the flash of my headlights on a back road in Maine as I was coming home late at night. I saw a couple at the side of the road for a split second going by. This lingered in my head for years and evolved into this painting. This small family that I zipped passed is at a crossroads in their life, a big change. They seem together but perhaps are going to be separated for reasons that life has
Oil on canvas 30 x 37 inches I feel I am a realistic painter, in that I want to paint things that are real. Things seen and felt. But to be a realist does not mean to me that every detail has to be rendered in a traditional realistic "one scene" per frame way. Different things in a painting and a painting's narrative need to be told in different ways. Here I painted the nude with light spilling on her from the window
Oil on canvas, 2013 A friend had lost a her mother. This is a painting of an embrace of comfort, one friend to another. The woman is wrenched inside and the man is holding her giving what comfort and support he can. I packed them into a tightly compressed, even cramped composition of this painting accentuates the mood the tension of the painting.
oil on canvas, 2008 A summer's day at Reid's State Park in Maine inspired these dancers to grace the sands with their arabesques and tumbling moves. ! was inspired by their beautiful movements, strength and quality of gypsy tribalism to create "The Troupe." Although "The Troupe" original is in a private collection, we offer a giclée print in my print shop.