Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Finally, Spring is here! It's wonderful to see the trees greening up and to hear the hissing of suburban sprinklers in the morning.

BUT! On a recent art-supply shopping trip to Cambridge, MA, I spotted this sunny, all-concrete scene in the H Mart parking lot. Couldn't resist the bright red signage and the orange car.

"H Mart", 12 x 16, oil on canvas, available. 

Monday, May 2, 2016

A Smallie

Here's an 8 x 10 (I think) that I'm almost finished with. It's a house in Massachusetts that played a part in the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. My reason for painting it has nothing to do with the war, however — it's part of my continuing study of architectural styles around the country and world.

"Early House"
oil on wood, 8 x 10

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

3 Paintings on exhibit

See us at the Gallery at Villageworks, 525 Mass. Ave., West Acton, MA
April 14 – May 27, 2016
All available for purchase.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

ArtFest II This Weekend!

This weekend I'll be joining 13 other artists at ArtFest II. Presented by Acton Open Studios, this event brings artists from Acton and nearby towns. If you're in the area, please plan to stop in! Also nearby: Acton Coffee House, Twin Seafood, True West Brewery.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

More from Tripp Street

Here's a view of the back of a building on Tripp Street. On any warm spring day, this area is crowded with shiny motorcycles and the people who own or want to own them. This oil painting on wood, 24 x 24, isn't about the bikes, but about composition, and the sun & shadows. Enjoy! (looks a little off plumb here, but it's straight in real life)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Final few days

My solo show at the Lincoln, MA public library comes down this Saturday. It's been a great show, with four paintings about to be delivered to new homes!

Next up: ArtFest II, a show and sale in the gorgeous new Gallery at Villageworks in West Acton, MA on April 9 & 10. Announcements will appear here as it gets closer.

In the meantime, I'm busy prepping panels to paint for a two-person show this June in Provincetown.

Just completed: A Pond at Daybreak, Mixed Media, 9 x 12. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Public Hanging Today!

Hanging paintings in a public library, that is! I hope local friends will join me at the opening reception next Saturday!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Silence in Aquinnah

Usually when I find myself on Martha's Vineyard, it's off-season and this house museum is closed. But I've been fascinated by the house and its contents, and wanted to paint a few pieces based on its stillness and position on a high cliff in Aquinnah, overlooking the Atlantic. Here's one view. Oil on wood, 12 x 12. Available.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Who has time?

…or motivation to wrap, wrap, wrap, plan, shop, shop, cook — all in preparation for one day of undoing all of it?

After a relaxing birthday weekend on Martha's Vineyard, I set about procrastinating as usual, and made this little painting on my iPad. The scene: from the balcony of our  hotel in Edgartown, looking out at the harbor and the Chappy Ferry. Yes, the borders are uneven — the challenges of drawing a straight line with one's finger are great.

"Toward Chappaquiddick"
Digital on iPad
December 21, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015


"Holiday"? This new oil doesn't look like anything holiday-related! I omitted it, but the name on the sign over the door is HOLIDAY — I think they are in the decoration business. 

The painting wasn't meant to be about that, anyway. This is a building I see about once a week, and on this particular day I had to put down all of the gear I was carrying and take a few photos of the sun and shade.

Oil on Wood Panel
18" x 18"