2016 Workshops...


crab feast 30x40sm

I’ve decided to cut back on my teaching schedule next year so I can focus more on my own painting. I’ll be teaching just two workshops in 2016, both focusing on plein air painting. In the past these classes have filled up quickly with a long waiting list, so if you’re interested in one of these workshops you may want to follow up soon. The first class is in Maryland through Chesapeake Fine Art Studio. The studio here is perfect for teaching a big class, and it’s a beautiful space where we have a lot of fun.

  • April 1-4
  • Chesapeake Fine Art Studio
  • Eastern Shore of Maryland
  • $750
  • phone # 410 200 8019

The second class is at Coastal Maine Art Workshops, in Rockland, Maine. This one is near my home town, where I enjoy taking classes to some of my favorite local spots.

Contact the organizer directly if you are interested in either of these classes. I’m happy to answer any questions you might have about a class, but registrations will happen directly with the organizer.

Anglin Smith tonight in Charleston!...

Church St Patriots 11x14sm


Tonight is my opening at Anglin Smith Fine Art Gallery in Charleston, SC. I’ll have a solo show up this month with a reception tonight from 5-7pm. The painting above is the last one I painted on a recent trip to Charleston. This is a morning painting on Church St. I was drawn to the flags, and the repetition of the stripes in the columns and the railings. And as hard as it is to paint dappled light, I love the way it plays across this scene. The painting is 11×14″ an will be hanging in my show tonight.

Solo Show in Charleston...

Broad Street 16x20sm


I have a solo show this month at Anglin Smith Fine Art in Charleston, SC. The opening reception is this Friday evening. The show has a variety of paintings, from pieces done on site in Charleston to paintings from Maine, along with a few still lifes. I love painting in Charleston, and I’m thrilled to be a part of Anglin Smith. If you’re in town this Friday come out to the opening and say hi.

The painting above is from my last trip to Charleston. It was painted in late afternoon, looking west on Broad St. It’s fun painting late light, but it sure does change fast. The color temperatures get richer as the sun goes down, which is a great resource for color ideas when I want to make the colors a bit more dramatic. I also like how the fast changing light makes me work fast and simplify the subject. The whole world turns into shapes of color and big brushstrokes. When it works, this is a freeing way to paint. This painting is 16×20″ and will be on display for the show.

Guest Appearance...

Colors of the Battery 16x20sm


My friend, Lori Putnam, has a blog about painting, and for the month of October she’s stepping aside to let her friends take over. Today is my day to post, so as strange as it seems, I’m suggesting you leave my own blog and head over to her blog to see what’s going on this month. There are some fun posts by other artists. It’s worth checking out. My blog post is about the experience of seeing the world though the eyes of a painter, and how I’m most often inspired by the light and color of a scene.

Above is a painting from a recent trip I made to paint in Charleston, SC. It’s a great town, and I love painting there. I found this scene at the southern end of town when I spent the day painting with my friends Shannon and Jennifer Smith. I was there painting for an upcoming show at Anglin Smith Fine Art in November. The painting above is 16×20.”

Rockport Red...

Marina in Red 18x24sm


Rockport Marine is a great place to paint, but it’s a bit busy in the summer with boats getting hauled all over the yard. Once in a while I get lucky enough to paint there on a holiday when things are quiet and I don’t have to worry about getting run over by a truck. The red buildings make a great backdrop for paintings of Rockport, and I’m starting to feel like I should send over some flowers and a case of beers for the owner of this place. He’s certainly made my life better by painting his shop red. I especially like the way all of these warm colors vibrate against the clean blue sky. This one is 18×24″ and was just dropped off at Dowling Walsh Gallery. I have a lot of new work at the gallery so if you’re swinging through Rockland you should stop by and say hi.

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