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Original paintings of Maine in Pastel, Watercolor, Oil, Asian Ink and Japanese Gold Leaf.

EXCITING NEWS: I entered Downeast Magazine’s Gift of Art Challenge- Maine artists were asked to submit work and choose a charity.  4 artist are chosen their work raffled at the Gala in Portland in September and all the proceeds go to the chosen charity. I chose Downeast Coastal Conservancy which steward’s Pigeon Hill. My work 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!

Pigion Hill Another World 24 x 48

Pigion Hill Another World 24 x 48

Right off the Easel

Gold Leaf Maine Coast

Iris Tidal Pools
30 x 40

 

Night Storm Gold Leaf

Night Storm- In the Fine Arts Museum of Boston’s Gift Shop. It will be there for sale during the Hokuzai exhibit

 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.

 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.

Watercolor is liquid and amorphous; I let the water move the pigment. beribboned-223x300

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.

Winds and Color

Winds and Color

Oil is goopy and richly textured.

-12 Degrees Main Street

-12 Degrees Main Street

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.

Asian Ink Painting of Crow

Hunkered Down

gold leaf shore

After Snow Before High Tide

Gold leaf is eloquent ever changing in all different lights.

I give free mini lessons in art and Japanese language when at Sevenarts in Ellsworth-

May 1, 9, 13, 30