“No one can correctly forecast the direction that painting will take in the next few years, but to me at least there seems to be a revulsion against the invention of arbitrary and stylized design. There will be, I think, an attempt to grasp again the surprise and accidents of nature and a more sympathetic study of its moods, together with a renewed wonder and humility on the part of such as are still capable of these basic reactions.” -Edward Hopper
In a digital age of fleeting images and an over-abundance of pictures and sound bites, I aim to capture a sense of calm, quiet, and permanency. I am inspired by the sea, the light, the architecture and the nature around me. I explore solitude, loneliness, and emptiness in an effort to find peace within those feelings.
Scenes of Maine, Cape Cod and other parts of the Northeast play a role as the subjects of my paintings, as well as the South where I grew up. I hope to create a body of work that might serve as an antidote to the fast-paced, disposable imagery of our times.