Saturday, May 8, 2010
"Born and raised in Vermont, I came to appreciate the wealth of beauty that surrounded me growing up. Encouraged by my father, I became interested in drawing at an early age. In oil painting, color, value, and brush stroke are so important because they set the mood for my painting and express what I want the viewer to see and experience. If I'm trying to capture a cold gray winter day, I want the viewer to feel the cold; if a hot summer day, I want the viewer to feel the heat."