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whirlwind 20" x 60"  $1,250
whirlwind 20″ x 60″ $1,250

this is an older piece and one of my more abstract. it has very high impasto and vibrant color. it’s based on a double vortex of fall leaves i once saw.

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birches askew 14" x 60" $2500
birches askew 14″ x 60″ $2500

this is my most recent large work. it has a high impasto and vibrant color. the stained glass effect of the background works particularly well against the very figurative birches. it looks great in any room.

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sunrise (18 x 60) $1500
sunrise (18 x 60) $1500

this is a painting loosely based on many sunrises i’ve witnessed on the maine coast during our annual family camping trips. the color is exuberant while the piece itself is fairly quiet.  it has an interesting feel because i’ve reversed the impasto and flat color field of the sky, as it is mirrored in the water. i enjoy painting mirrored images because they are nice metaphors for the work the painting does in showing my point of view. i suppose it is revealing that i am always drawn to both waterlines. the one that marks the soft infinite of the horizon and the one hidden in the shadows of the weeds are somehow more appealing to me than the stuff in between.

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compregnac  (16' x 20' ) $450
compregnac (16′ x 20′ ) $450

this piece was painted just outside the village where my family and i lived in southern france. the garden fields where i stood to paint this scene were between compregnac and the river tarn. it is an amazing place out of time. dolmen stand on the hills above the town, which was probably built on the remains of a roman villa that stood by the ancient ford. that sense of place out of time is the effect that i was striving for in this piece, and tried to keep everything is service of that goal.

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wasatch sage $350
wasatch sage $350

this is another of a series of small ( 22′ x12′ ) paintings i did a while back. in high impasto, they are based on visions of the high desert.  when i was working on my mfa in utah, i always loved the play of sage green sage against the sky blue sky and rock. in fact, before moving to utah, i lived in western new york and northern ohio; both very green worlds, and i really didn’t like the color green. absence, indeed makes the heart grow fonder.