This is another bookcover illustration, watercolor on paper. This one for a book of seacoast ghost stories.
This deceptively simple ink line drawing of bathers frolicking in the surf has a clarity of line reminiscent of figures on ancient Greek pottery. Arms akimbo, the figures celebrate the waves almost as though raising invisible offerings in their play.
The finished full color mural will be called “The River Road” and will be a journey through time and travel on the river. It will be 14 x 30 feet, and will feature boats and people of the Kennebec. For
A new poster designed for the Hallowell Board of Trade to advertise the fabulous 2014 Hallowell Halloween Parade.
This egg tempera nude of two women sharing a deeply personal conversation on a beach in Maine glows with a light that seems to come from a beloved memory. The colors are lushly pretty and the young women’s faces and
Last night I was talking with an artist friend about composition. This is one aspect of painting craft that will ever be a creative challenge and a joy. Take for example, a recent illustration, the narrative directs the composition and this
a study on toned paper with pencil and conte for the Dances with Two Cultures Mural in Brunswick, Maine.
A mermaid floats, weightless yet taut, amid the glory of her hair and her beloved ocean waters. “Mermaid” is rendered in graphite and conté pencil on toned paper.In private collection. Giclée reproduction available in our print shop.
a study for the 32 foot mural, Dance of Two Cultures in Brunswick Maine
a poster for an Adobe User Group meeting
Playbill and program cover for a production of Morning’s at Seven, a comedy by Paul Osborn.
This atmospheric watercolor of a Maine churchyard by Christopher Cart was originally a cover illustration for a book about hauntings in Maine by DownEast Books. It is a beautiful painting in its own right. It gives us that feeling of
Oil portrait of a Maine activist. The subject stands on a staircase in the Maine State House. Her beautiful youthful face is in contrast to her working attire and the hard surfaces of her surroundings. The butterflies which have
Memoirs of a Common Man One day you wake, a silent quake your path’s compass turn a new day is stuck to a limitless line, when young someday, one day you find, a new day is one day gone.
This is a watercolor on paper of a girl I saw at an exhibit in New York. She was as much a vision as anything in the show. Andrew Wyeth saw this painting a number of years back at a
When we begin the process to create a new painting we sometimes have the illusion an idea could be expressed in many ways. And of course, in reality, this is true. However, as the painting develops it becomes clear that
We too often seem to think of the art world as an evolutionary process…one phase evolving into the more advanced phase. The problem with this idea is that it leads to pinnacles, which by their very nature are dead ends.
A couple of studies for a new painting in the works. This is one from my backstage/theatrical series. The backstage environment is such an intriguing space.