My philosophy of art

As a realist painter working in the New England Impressionist style, my aim is to capture in paint what I see before my eyes. By painting as much as possible en plein air, the passage of time is captured in a single image as I attempt to capture the fleeting effects of light over a period of sometimes several hours.

In this way, the plein air painting represents not only a unique geographical location from the vantage point of the artist’s eyes – but also a slice of time preserved in paint for years to come.

I value the artistic traditions of those that came before us. From the  late renaissance to the Boston School Painters to the modern day atelier movement – the knowledge and artistic scholarship of the 19th century is alive and well in today’s world and I’m proud to be part of a group that continues to bring the joy of naturally represented beauty to the modern world.