first really discovered art in Paris.
When I was student in my early twenties, I lived in Paris for a
year. I remember sitting on a
bench in the Jeu de Paume (the old Impressionist museum) staring at
Renoir’s “Bal au Moulin de la Galette” and deciding that I must
paint. After visiting the
museum, I went out and bought watercolors and paper, and I did my first
continued to paint from time to time as I pursued a career as a lawyer and
raised my children. In 1990, I began formal instruction in art.
Since then, I have received positive critical attention, and have had many
showings of my art. See
For me, above everything else, painting is a search for beauty.
When I begin a painting I try not to have a preconceived idea of
how it will look when it is finished. I
start many paintings en plein air.
My sketches become my finished paintings.
I love to paint the
North Country where I have lived most of my life. But I also love to
paint in France, Italy and Ireland. And in the past few years I have
spent time in the Southwest, and I have begun to understand and interpret
the landscapes of that area.
Choose a picture on the
left to see examples of my painting from these different places.