Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Field of Daffodils II - o/c 20.5" x 25"

"Field of Daffodils" is recently complete and is the second in the floral landscape series which depict hundreds of these delicate flowers carpeting fields early spring. 

The first in this series, is available at Chicago's most prestigious fine art gallery on Michigan Avenue.

Questions on either, contact artist.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Winter Snow Morning - o/c 19.5" x 22.5"

"Winter Snow Morning" is a recently completed painting depicting the architecture of trees gathered in the forefront of the distant horizon. The application of white, gray, brown and icy blue -- the orphans of the color spectrum conveys tranquility.  Bright yellow hues of the early morning sun barely showing herself, draws one's eye and imagination into the start of a new day.

English Garden Border - o/c 29" x 33"


Throughout my years traveling, many of the estates visited in England have some of the most beautiful "borders" created around their gardens. Often stone or brick, or very high coiffured hedges, I've found none of them to give one an impression of being confined. This particular one is rather more serene in it's design, yet the blue doors are inviting with boxwoods balanced in front, and barren trees dusted with snow.

I have always enjoyed the cycles of the four seasons, yet during winter, I prefer to create my landscape paintings as "unspoiled and pristine."

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Red Poppies In Provence - o/c 20.5" x 25"

Gentle rolling hills outside of Aix-en-Provence on the drive to Mont Sainte-Victoire (Cezanne's Mountain) with clusters of vivid red poppies among the gnarly trees.

"Red Poppies in Provence" is the latest in the titled series of work. Painted from memories, I embellish the glorious landscape of these flowers within the blades of grass.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Early Moonrise - o/c 19.5" x 22.5"

I have created numerous paintings in oil of landscapes with a full moon in morning and evening in order to portray tranquility during that time of day. 

In "Early Moonrise" above, no breeze whispers to pass, so the distant river is without ripples.  Over decades, a section of the river has overflowed dividing the tree lined ridge, causing a stream to cascade downward. The moon, full and bright, is reflected in the water and provides atmospheric realism to my classical landscape painting.

All other "moonscapes" have been acquired, and this painting, recently completed after weeks of work in my studio, will be available for viewing by end of March.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Early Morning Winter - o/c 19.5" x 22.5"

"Early Morning Winter" completed after weeks of working in my studio and returning to sketches and notes for specific details. Early rising required to maintain truth with the various colors in the sky and at the horizon while the light seemingly changes every second.

Yet all this, is worth the time spent as the painting breaths life within and promises the gift of a new day.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wisteria - o/c 36" x 36"

Wisteria flowers bloom in a variety of colors; purple, blue, pink, yellow or white. They are known for longevity. To date, the oldest one know was planted by a Buddhist monk 1000 years ago in the central Kanto region of Japan. They continue to stand bringing forth beautiful purple blooms the end of April to early May.  In 1395, an Imperial Prince planted them in the southern Prefecture he lived and designated "The Wisteria" a national natural treasure. And for that reason, they are also know for honor.

European families mark the ages of generations passing with the growth of this vine, and so it makes sense the vine embodies an essence of immorality. Fathers and grandfathers tell their sons of stolen kisses beneath the same wisteria that grew during the day of their great grandfathers life.

Perhaps that's why a romantic feeling began before the creation of "Wisteria" and carried forth throughout the six week painting process. For memories standing below these stunning yellow blooms and looking upward was magnificent. So what better time was there than to create a painting depicting these vines for a collector to enjoy in the present, and share stories for generations to come?