Original paintings of Maine in Pastel, Watercolor, Oil, Asian Ink and Japanese Gold Leaf.
EXCITING NEWS: I entered Downeast Magazine’s Art of Giving Challenge- Maine artists were asked to submit work and choose a charity. 4 artists are chosen, their work raffled at the Gala in Portland on September 17th and all the proceeds go to the chosen charity. I chose Downeast Coastal Conservancy which steward’s Pigeon Hill. This piece was chosen!
My family is offering to any of my patrons the following: if you go to the Gala you can have a free night at our camp so you wake early and hike up Pigeon Hill!
On the Easel
My paintings explore the landscapes and seascapes of life here on the coast of Downeast Maine.
whopaints Gallery & Studio in Winter Harbor, Maine
is open to the public year round. It is place in which one can relax, browse, ask questions and investigate supplies.
I will be at SevenArts May 9, 13, 30
WHY DIFFERENT MEDIUMS
Being essentially a visual story teller, I work in 5 different mediums choosing the one with the right ‘voice’ for the story being told.
Soft pastel on sand paper builds depth taking the eye into the picture. Using a tender wrist while not blending, I can build 10-15 distinct layers including using complementary and warm and cool colors.
Oil is goopy and richly textured.
Asian Ink is immediate capturing the essence or spirit of what is being painted. This medium and the Gold Leaf are a wedding of my two cultures. Having lived on the coast in both Maine and Northern Japan engendered my reverence for the rawness of less civilization and these mediums with their use of negative space capture this.
Gold leaf is eloquent ever changing in all different lights.