Saturday, July 24, 2010
"When I first started to paint and exhibit still lives, I was surprised at the positive reaction of the people who saw them. I realized that people looked on these familiar dishes with affection and nostalgia, so I began to try to make art about family connections, generations, and what people cherish. My paintings are a reminder that the rural character of Vermont never prevented people from appreciating beauty as well as function. I work intuitively without thumbnails, value studies or sometimes even a defined composition, using traditional oils in a realistic manner. I like to think of my paintings as snapshots from a family."