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


Maine Winter Oil Painting

Secluded White

whopaints STUDIO & GALLERY

is open all winter. Hours are 9-6:00. With the big windows, lots of warmth comes cascading in to warm the body while color can warm the spirit!


I will be teaching a watercolor class through RSU 24 Adult Education Department Thursdays 12:30-2:30


I will be at SevenArts in Ellsworth

February: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Bring art questions and ideas and lets talk art!


March 18,19 and 20 2016, Paradise City, Marlboro, Massachusetts

April 23 USM Gorham Maine benefits students of University of Southern Maine

May 28,29,30 Paradise City Northampton Mass

June 18-19 Bar Harbor Art in the Park, Bar Harbor Maine



Being essentially a visual story teller, I work in 5 different mediums choosing the one with the right ‘voice’ for the story being told.

beribboned-223x300Watercolor is liquid and amorphous; I let the water move the pigment.

Oil is goopy and richly textured.

Pastel Flower


Pastel Maine woods

Beach Drive Sunrise
24 x 36

I work with pastel on  sandpaper. Not being a blender, sandpaper allows me to build 10-15 distinct layers. What this means is I can put complementary and warm and cool colors on top of each other and not get grey.






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.