Methods & Materials
About My Prints
Commissioned Art Projects
I was born into an artistic family and learned watercolors from my mother. She adored nature and God and this took hold in me as a child. I loved birds in particular, which became the subjects of my first paintings.
Creation was all beauty and magic for me as a boy. As I was inclined to religion and spirituality, my early inspiration was to paint the human form as energy in transition- to suggest an expanded awareness beyond the physical.
In both style and substance my instincts evolve from the traditions of religious art- combining realist and visionary conceptions of nature and people. My desire is to provoke the memory of the our connection with the world as a living being.
Methods and materials
I develop ideas with my imagination and memories, photo references, and sketching from nature, and use various drawing mediums, watercolor, and painting software in the process.
As a primary medium, I prefer water-based acrylic for its technical and expressive versatility and archival stability. I paint on watercolor paper, stretched canvas, wood panels, cradled wood panels, and on paper or canvas mounted to cradled wood panels.
My painting techniques involve both careful planning and spontaneity. I methodically build up form through layering- but also cover or partially remove previously painted areas to promote the chance effect and generate unforeseen forms.
About my pigment inkjet prints (Giclée)
In addition to original drawings and paintings, I create other unique printed works with hi-fidelity reproductions of my original paintings, or by turning my sketches, studies, and renderings into digital paintings. I prepare these images on my computer and then use the fine art method of Giclée (pronounced "zhee-clay") to create archival quality pigment inkjet prints on fine art paper or canvas.
Some of these works are one-of-a-kind and others are offered as individual prints as part of small limited editions of a pre-determined number of copies. Some of the canvas prints are mounted on stretcher frames, and others are mounted on panels or frames which I decorate with unique finishes.
All the mounted pieces are varnished and are ready to hang. The unmounted paper prints include a framing border. All of these works are signed, numbered and dated, and include a detailed certificate.
In addition to what’s available in my studio or on my website’s online store, I also accept custom orders for Giclée prints for many of my paintings. Please inquire for details.
Commissioned art projects
During my art career, I have been commissioned to work on a variety of projects as a decorative painter, a scenic artist, and as an illustrator. Click to see examples of my artwork used in interior design and advertising projects.
I was born in 1957. I live and work at the Western Avenue Lofts, a thriving artist’s community in Lowell, Massachusetts. I’ve been developing and exhibiting my artwork since 1975. In addition to outside exhibits, I open my loft and display my work to the public about 15 times a year during First Saturday Open Studios at Western Avenue Studios and Lofts.
1980 Concord Public Library, Concord, Mass., one-person show
1988 Acton Arts League, Acton, Mass., annual juried group show
1992 Concord Art Association, Concord, Mass., annual juried group show
1996 Concord Art Association, Concord, Mass., annual juried group show
1999 Concord Art Association, Concord, Mass., annual juried group show
2005 Gleason Public Library, Carlisle, Mass., group show
2008 Trinity Episcopal Church, Concord, Mass., group show
2011 Gleason Public Library, Carlisle, Mass., “Essence” group show
2015 First Saturday Open Studios, Western Avenue Lofts in Lowell, Mass.
2016 First Saturday Open Studios, Western Avenue Lofts in Lowell, Mass.
2016 Sutra Studio, Lowell, Mass., solo exhibit of prints
2017 First Saturday Open Studios, Western Avenue Lofts in Lowell, Mass.
2017 Trinity Episcopal Church, Concord, Mass., “The Space Between: reflecting an inner view of nature”, a 2-person show with the painter Lauren Middleton
2017 Lowell Telecommunications Corp., Lowell, Mass., “Energy Bodies in the Elements”, solo show
2018 First Saturday Open Studios, Western Avenue Lofts in Lowell, Mass.
2018 Gallery of the Boroughs, Northboro, Mass., "Perspectives", group show
2018 Fern’s Country Store, Carlisle, Mass., solo exhibit of prints
Hillary Levin, "Energy Abounds in Person and on Canvas", Littleton Independent, March 10, 1988
Rick Sobey, “New life in sight for an old city gem”, Lowell Sun, April 15, 2018