Artist’s Statement:

Since 1977, Worcester County, Massachusetts landscapes have been my source of artistic expression.  I search for locales that offer complex drawing problems in terms of both perspective and the variety of individual forms.  I have worked both directly on site and from photographs of my own taking.  Working on one pastel drawing for several weeks, I apply the media in numerous heavy layers.  I strive to make a dynamic composition come to life in terms of color, texture, illumination and luminosity.  My goal is to create a lyrical feeling for the place.  Having worked exclusively in pastel since the early 1980’s, in 2006 I returned to my roots as an oil painter, and am currently painting the New England landscape in both oils and pastels.

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