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I have been painting since 2005, after moving to Gloucester, I took painting lessons during the winter of '04 and '05 and found that I became quite adept in an art form that did not involve digital tools.

My life as a designer is mostly involved with computer related tasks, and thankfully hands-on painting does not. The pure enjoyment of brushing paint on paper and making art the time honored way is pure pleasure.

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WINTER PATH: Watercolor, painted from a photograph taken on a winter walk near my home in Gloucester. A late winter thaw had melted a pond reflecting the pale sky and the colors were bright and wonderful for that time of year,which made for a wonderful subject to paint.

SUNSET AT PIRATE’S LANE: A beautiful Gloucester harbor sunset taken from the parking lot of the Cape Ann Art Association. This watercolor was, painted from a series of sunset photographs over water.

Watercolor. We were invited to spend a week in Key West for a winter vacation a few years ago in this beautiful renovated shotgun shack. As a token of my appreciation I painted this as a gift for our kind host.

Watercolor. I took a photograph when visiting Menemsha on Martha's Vineyard, and was struck by this unusual mooring arrangement in a creek only yards from a beach and sand dunes. SOLD
HIGHVELD CAPE DUTCH: Watercolor. I found a black and white photograph in a book about varied South African architecture. What is unusual about this painting is that this house with its distinctive gables, was built a thousand miles north of the western Cape, where this type of farmhouse is usually found.
DAWN AT LANES COVE: Watercolor from a photograph at one of my first painting lessons.

FOGGY DAWN: Water-color. The effect of sun shining through dense fog is something to marvel at. SOLD

MOTIF #1, SERIES: Watercolors. Cape Ann has many beautiful scenes that beg to be painted, but none more so than that of Motif #1, Rockport's ubiquitous landmark. I approached the subject from that of a wandering tourist, capturing glimpses from unusual vantage points – from an alleyway, behind a building and through the window of a gift store. SOLD

THE PAINT FACTORY: Watercolor. Another Cape Ann landmark is Gloucester's 's Paint Factory. This view avoids the old painted lettering that make it stand out from it's surroundings. Locals recognize it anyway. SOLD

WINGAERSHELLS: A Watercolor. Ever since I moved to beautiful Gloucester, I would pick up a shell or a piece of interesting flotsam as a souvenir of my daily walks on nearby Wingaersheek beach. This was painted partially as a still-life and the background is a remembered scene at the beach. SOLD A second and similar painting was commissioned to balance this painting and hung on the other side of a fireplace.

Completed at one of my earliest painting classes.

BIRCHES: Watercolor. From a photograph painted in one morning at one of my earliest painting classes.
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