Statement

My paintings tell a story of place and season. As an observer of my surroundings, I selectively catalog — a red chair from the Hadden house on Cliff island, the ferry motoring across Casco Bay, the lighthouse that marks the turn in the channel towards the Portland waterfront. I unify the subject of my work around the cycles of nature, daily activity and routine. Evoking a feeling of suspended time and space, my use of scale, proportion, pattern and subtly shifting color are visual elements that translate sensations of buoyancy and depth. The horizon line is an expansive edge that anchors.

As objects of contemplation [the] paintings ask the viewer to sit and gaze out — an action that counterbalances the noise that so often renders the invisible substance of daily life unobservable.