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Sharing inspiration with brush and pen
I'm down to final highlights and lowlights on my 32" x 24" oil, 'December Morning.' It's the view from Herring Point in Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, Delaware, with the 'Great Dune' and National Harbor of Refuge Outer Breakwater Lighthouse in the distance, a favorite spot of mine for many years.
I've been painting as far back as I can remember. What has motivated me most of my adult years is the desire to share images that bring joy, whether special moments, visions that come to me in answer to prayer, the way light dances around a beautiful scene or the emotions written on someone's face. I was once an award-winning photojournalist, but paintings capture so much more than photos.
I work from two studios, one on the third level of my home, where I paint private commissions, and a purposefully built studio in a separate building on my property, where I work on all of my other paintings, sign and wrap my prints, and welcome guests for Open Studios a few scheduled days a week and by appointment.
My studio is in a peaceful setting, with a 16-foot-wide expanse of north-facing floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors overlooking the eastern side of southern Delaware's 150-acre James Farm Ecological Preserve.
About a mile inland from the Atlantic Ocean, I'm close enough to the ocean that I can hear waves breaking when a breeze is coming from the east. During storms it doesn't matter which direction the winds come from. The sound is calming and probably behind some of the feelings people pick up from my paintings. My studio and gallery showroom and these website pages provide ways for you to explore my ongoing work, completed originals, and archival giclee reproductions that are now found in homes and corporate and government collections in 18 countries on four continents. If I stop to think about the latter fact, it amazes me.
"Winding Peace", a new oil of the backbay area of southeastern Delaware. Original sold.
I hope you'll visit my studio in person when in the area. Its location, about 2 miles and just three turns from Coastal Highway on quiet roads, makes it easy to bypass much of the beach traffic.
To arrange a consultation about a portrait or other commissioned work, or to come on days that are not scheduled for Open Studios, please call the studio at (302) 539-3405 and we'll do our best to accomodate you. Please note when viewing paintings on this website that digital images viewed on almost any mobile device or computer monitor cannot accurately represent the nuances of colors, depth and luminescence of these paintings. They are always best viewed in person when possible, though I do have people purchase originals via these images with complete satisfaction.
“One of Delaware’s Most Collectible Artists” ~ Delaware Beach Life Magazine “Best Artist, Sussex County, Delaware”~ Coastal Style Magazine “PNC Artist of the Year”~ commission award of PNC Financial “One of Delaware’s Three Best Beach Artists”~ Delaware Today Magazine "One of the Top 10 Must See Galleries and Museums in Delaware” ~ The Culture Trip Beebe HealthCare Commission Awardfeatured artist, South Coastal Delaware Great American Paint-In"artist Representing the State of Delaware
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