It is the men and women, boys and girls so poured in and
out all day that give the building a soul of dreams
and thoughts and memories. -- Carl Sandburg
I paint impressions of places I have been--ordinary places made extraordinary by the anonymous life dramas that play out in these settings. I am drawn to working class neighborhoods and familiar icons of the mid-twentieth century—signs, old gas stations, factories, and the like.
My paintings have been shown at a variety of venues including the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield; Artspace Artists Association in Raleigh, North Carolina; and Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts. My work was selected for the GE Capital Mortgage Corporation cover and inset illustrations, "Expanding Housing Opportunities for All," a program for low-income, first-time home buyers. In addition, I have painted custom artwork incorporating buildings and townscapes selected by the client. My work is in individual and corporate collections. I am grateful to viewers who have shared their responses and insights, such as the two below:
Having seen your paintings makes me want to paint again. Thank you very much!
A couple of colleagues and I had lunch last Friday at Veggie Planet (at Passim) in Harvard Square, and I was just mesmerized by the paintings on the walls! I love their color, their hint of whimsy, and their clean look--but mostly, I guess, I love the fact that they feature ordinary folks going about ordinary stuff in towns and cities, all with a quiet kind of dignity. (I'm probably sounding a little romantic, but they left me feeling good.) Anyway, I picked up your card, have since checked out your web site, and I hope you don't mind a new fan dropping a line. In any case, thanks for making the world a little brighter!
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