Artist Statement

My paintings are love letters to the Maine coast, specifically familiar bodies of water near where I live. They are about the passage of time, the ebb and flow of the tides, seasonal shifts and the light that changes each day. I am especially drawn to the dynamic tension created where the land meets the sea. The work is about my intense passion for color relationships, both bold and subtle. Certain colors thrill me in nature and in paint. The colors of the water shift a thousand times during a painting session due to the light, tide and my ability to perceive them. I share a captured moment of the Maine Coast and invite the viewer to see what I see. 

The paintings are studio based, working from plein-air pastel sketches that capture the essence of the moment of inspiration. In some cases the pastels become paintings. Other times, they stand alone as completed work.