Moody, Minimalist Landscape Painting

About

 

“I explore power and beauty in both the landscape and with the abstract elements of painting. As a non-regional landscape painter, I use images from all over the world, all of the places I have been. With the right atmospherics, anything and everything can reflect a powerful beauty—from smokestacks or headlights on a road to the odd, snaking fingers in a manmade marsh.”

 

Currently a mid-career, full-time painter, I exhibit and sell in multiple galleries in the Northeast. My work is in hundreds of private, corporate, and museum collections in the U.S. and abroad.

I have been painting devotedly since receiving my BFA in 1980, and began exhibiting and selling my work while living in NYC in 1985.  I started painting my atmospheric, minimalist landscapes just before moving to the Catskills in 1990.

 The very first landscape that I did had a stronger presence than my previous bodies of work, despite that fact that I had never before studied or been drawn to the genre. It is subject matter that continues to intrigue and inspire me, now beginning my third decade of exploration. In addition to working with a wide range of palettes and subject matter, I have branched out to explore the landscape in new series: multiple panels and images; work on or in vintage boxes, slates, and sifters,; and altering the surface with frayed linen and graphite gridding:.

 I teach landscape painting workshops at the Woodstock School of Art and the Provincetown Artists Association, and run mentoring groups for emerging artists to provide work and career support.

The single most important aspect to what I do as a landscape painter is my ability to reduce a scene to its essentials.  This gives the viewer what is important, without the distraction, or visual clutter, of too much detail. Both by providing this overview and by using soft, scumbled edges, these paintings can quiet a viewer’s mind and evoke a more direct response.”

4 responses

  1. Joanna Hess

    Delightful, delicious, inspiring!

    September 14, 2011 at 8:52 pm

  2. Susan R. Hughson

    Lovely work, fantastic website!
    Susan Hughson

    September 19, 2011 at 11:29 pm

  3. Very interesting website and project. You didn’t mention the cost of the retreat, which I’d like to let a friend know about, as well as forwarding him the very useful blog. Sylvia

    October 26, 2011 at 2:33 pm

  4. Thanks for posting my blurb about offering fine art copy photography services.

    I totally applaud your efforts to do an “Art Ethicist” blog. Here’s a meaty bone for you to chew on: Given the rapidly expanding ubiquity and penetration of digital enablers, “appropriation art” (incorporating the original work of another artist into your own work) is becoming both easier and more popular. Please comment on where we draw the line between valid, legal appropriation of another artist’s creative product into our own artwork, and illegal copyright theft.

    Loved the website…. one of the best I’ve seen.

    October 31, 2011 at 7:27 pm

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