I have studied drawing at the Boston Museum of Art and the San Francisco Art Institute. I have been inspired by Van Gogh paintings, notably the "Starry Night", and by a series of four large paintings by Thomas Cole called the "Voyage of Life" . These early exposures instilled an appreciation of artwork which told a story about life and emotions, they were more than a mere copying of nature. I mostly paint En Pleine Air as I try to create remembrances of places that I have visited and loved, with a focus on capturing a feeling about my landscapes.
"Madonna" oil on canvas 20" x 16"