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

Right off the Easel

Winter Climb

Summiting Pigeon Hill

 My paintings explore the landscapes and seascapes of life here on the coast of Downeast Maine. Living in nature subject to its power, humbles me inspiring stories  about living in it and how to cherish it

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.

Sailboat Watercolor

Before the Cloud Burst

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 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

Mopn, Waves, Rocks

Waves Under the Moon

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-