What is Art to You?
Do I paint simply because I can, like the mountaineers who bag the next peak just because it’s there? Or are these paintings an expression of my inner psyche? If so, what does it say about me…that I woke up one day and simply had to paint a train? I’ve never been interested in trains in any way. And I’ve spent years developing techniques to paint soft, peaceful landscapes because that’s what I needed in my life…peace. So, what motivated me to paint these trains? Could it be the harnessed power that’s depicted on my GALLERY tab? For me, I know it’s partly that and how the dark engine contrasts with the steam chuffing out around it. And I suspect it’s a bit of nostalgia–the era of the steam engine that is slowly fading into history…just as my own era is getting nearer to its close.
Associate Member of Northwest Watercolor Society.
Classes – Click on the link above for more information.
To purchase my work – I am currently showing at the Port Townsend Gallery, 715 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA. Or you may contact me directly for information about the other paintings on my Gallery tab.
Display History — LARC Gallery: 2014 – 2016. / Bluewater Artworks Gallery: 2015 – 2016.
Heatherton Gallery: 2016. Port Townsend Gallery: Currently.