Oil on Linen
30 x 42"
I love the bright colors of fall trees. These were painted with thick paint and a palette knife. I think the texture of the paint conveys the varied sizes and depth of the leaves.
I strive to captivate viewers with oil paintings of landscapes and still lifes using architecture, natural scenery, and vibrant displays.
I work in a representational style, aiming to combine an interplay of color, depth, and intrigue. Each painting is intended to inspire, sustain interest, and sometimes to whet the appetite.
Displaying an array of subjects and sizes, my still lifes play with colorful fruits and vegetables. Lately I have been using the palette knife to create an added layer of texture and depth. My intention is to maintain a representational quality while showcasing visible brush strokes and diverse edges, resulting in paintings that transcend mere photographs, exuding a distinct painterly essence.
In my landscapes I use both brushwork and palette knife, with subjects ranging from fall woodland scenes to plein air paintings of nature.
I am a member of Oil Painters of America, the James River Art League, and the Metropolitan Richmond Artist Association. I have a permanent exhibit at Crossroads Art Center.