For the past two decades, I‘ve painted the Maine landscape and worked toward what I define as “ordinariness.”
I explore various aspects of the land and life in Maine. My palette imitates the seasonally shifting behaviors in the terrain in and around Waldo County. The paintings are an expression of color in some sort of balance that feels connected to daily routines and observations.
The role of the “story” is minimized; attention is directed past identifying whatʼs going on in the painting toward how things relate visually to each other. The body of work is about color behavior, compositional structure, and the careful arrangement of information; images are manipulated until a certain light condition is struck and a sense of the territory is explained.