I have been a painter most of my life. I paint in watercolors, oils and acrylics.
I like to paint things that are old but still in use and kinetic. I paint a lot with an earthy palette befitting my subject matter. I paint things that are worn, that have been used and used well. I paint things that evoke the spectre of the people that built and used them. The subjects of my paintings are usually scenes or objects that are close at hand. Like a pair of chairs in a friends backyard or a barn side on the way home in rural Northeast Pennsylvania. Every summer we spend some time with my family on the Maine coast giving me many of my subjects.
Many of my scenes are cliched. But they're not cute they can be rainy but not sad.
Recently I've opened my palette broadening my subjects choices and loosened my technique.
When I'm not messing around with brushes and paint, I spend my free time chasing trout with my handmade flies, or chasing birds over my Decoverly English Setters Patch and Trout.
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