Nature is eternal, that is what captures my interest. Compared to most accomplishments of man, they are either going out of style or simply breaking down,  and nature by its nature tends to remain constant. The landscape as a subject changes throughout the day, and each season brings something new. Yet the landscape abides by principles that are unchanging. The human figure likewise has remained the same from the dawn of humankind. I feel a strong connection between the human form and woods, fields, and shorelines.

A personal response to the direct observation of the subject informs my work. I focus on beauty and an overall gestural expression through my mark-making – the quality of a graphite line and the richness of brushstrokes of wet paint describe my experience with my subject.

I tell my students that no matter how photo-realistically their aim maybe when they paint, their painting of a tree or a hand will never be a tree or a hand. In the end, all that remains is a series of brushstrokes on canvas. As artists, we must make the most beautiful marks we have the facility to produce.

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Teen Painting - Under the Influence
February 18 to March 10
3:30 to 5:00pm

Under the Influence of Matisse
February 20 to March 11
6:00 to 9:00 pm

Monotypes and the Model
with Angela Saxon
February 22
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Upcoming ArtisTTable Art Retreats

Van Gogh & Cézanne in Provence SOLD OUT!
Arles & Aix-en-Provence, France
May 11 to 18, 2020

Painting the Dutch Landscape A few places left!
Zwolle, The Netherlands
May 22 to 27, 2020

Valencia Valencia
Benigánim, Valencia, Spain
September 16 to 23, 2020

Van Gogh & Cézanne in Provence
Arles & Aix-en-Provence, France
October 4 to 11, 2020