artist and illustrator

Still life Pastel paintings, acrylics and oils. Contemporary realistic paintings.

Pastel paintings, acrylics, and oils. Contemporary realistic paintings.

Contemporary painter with a focus on still life.

My pastel paintings are born from the appreciation of the play of light on common objects or a scene. Revealing the beauty of simple subjects that are frequently overlooked is a challenge that I enjoy. The inspiration for a still life often rises from the shape of a piece of fruit.  It can come from the unexpected pairing of objects, or the humor in a formal arrangement of food.
My galleries contain pastel paintings of food art, still life subjects and landscapes.

I started out painting in many mediums and subjects. In 2006 I set a goal to complete a painting a day making small works more affordable to collectors. As my body of work developed, a pattern began to emerge revealing mainly still life pastel subjects. I learned that still life subjects translate well into a small painting format. They challenge me to dig deeper into the details, which is what draws me to simple subjects.
My method is conventional working from hard to soft pastels in layers. The focus is on shapes, color and light, and the challenge of finding the right balance between them.

My paintings are part of a permanent collection at The Preservation Framer and Gallery in N. Attleboro, MA and The Silver Circle Gallery in Putnam, CT. Works held in private collections are in the Continental US, South America, Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, and Saudi Arabia.

I also work in acrylics and oils.

View my works at DailyPaintWorks.

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