Whenever I’ve been moved by a great painting I’ve asked myself, “How did the artist do that?” This recurring question has led me to the study of methods and materials and a career in painting conversation.
Much of my own work tends to be either social comment or landscapes, often containing figures. After moving to Old Lyme in 2005, I spent several years adjusting my imagery and palette from the Kansas prairie to Connecticut rocks and woodlands. At the same time I’ve continued my commentary on world events. Friends have commented that it is like looking at two different painters.
I agree with those who say that a successful painting has an “indefinable plus”, called “magic” by some. My daily search to get to that “indefinable plus” keeps me going.