Since 1977, Worcester County, Massachusetts landscapes have been my source of artistic expression. I search for locales that offer complex drawing problems in terms of both perspective and the variety of individual forms. I have worked both directly on site and from photographs of my own taking. Working on one pastel drawing for several weeks, I apply the media in numerous heavy layers. I strive to make a dynamic composition come to life in terms of color, texture, illumination and luminosity. My goal is to create a lyrical feeling for the place. Having worked exclusively in pastel since the early 1980’s, in 2006 I returned to my roots as an oil painter, and am currently painting the New England landscape in both oils and pastels.
Fall on Lake Ripple, pastel, 21.5 x 22.5