The roots of my
thirty years as a painter can be found in my childhood and youth
growing up on a dairy farm in Vermont, in piano and organ study
beginning at an early age and continuing through college, and in
creative projects for church and school. The significance of my
experiences living in the Green Mountains, and as a musician, is an
integral part of my identity with the subjects I paint.
I discovered early the work of the American and
European impressionists. Their use of color, light, and brushwork, and their
need to capture specific moments in time and space is most appealing to
me as a painter.
I have studied with many artists; among them are Frank
Webb, Milford Zornes, Henry Fukuhara, Harry Dayton, Don Andrews, and Charles Sovek. These artists,
and my study of the impressionists, have given me a
vocabulary for painting a picture. This allows me a means for
personal interpretation of a subject. Frank Webb has noted the work
of American watercolorist, Ed Whitney, who said that painters are entertainers, shape
makers, and symbol collectors.
I believe what Degas said about painting: ďA painting
should always be a product of the artistís imagination. It should never be
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