Comments by artist:
I like to travel throughout the local countryside. While traveling the backroads of the area I take quantities of photographs to capture the entrancing scenes and shadows that confront me. I then return home to start preserving the qualities of nature in my watercolors. On many occasions I may return to the original site to sketch and refine my drawings before starting the painting. For the most part I strive for accuracy in my scenes; however, I also create mystical scenes of my own from my imagination combining what I liked best from several locations.
Recently, I have been investigating the power and potential of digitized photography on the Macintosh computers. I have learned the power of manipulating visual images with various programs. I can create and design my graphics, changing colors with the touch of the mouse. The greatest importance of all this hi tech equipment is the still video camera. I find this tool to be the biggest asset to my watercolors because it allows me to capture the shadows and lights of a scene immediately. I can then go back to my studio and recreate that same scene on my television set. Mother nature does not get a chance to change its shadows if my brush is not quick enough in its execution.
Having traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad, I like to paint scenes from other areas. Vermont and New England has recently been an area that has encaptured my heart. Many summers have been spent in the New England vicinity providing me with many vibrant scenes. The local buildings and historic sights as well as the flowers are ever ending in their splendor.