"DAVIS ISLAND YACHT CLUB ~ Afternoon Rendezvous"
20" x 36"
This small park on the south side of Tampa sits along a bike path that curves around a tiny harbor ending at a very active and passionate sailing yacht club. Besides sailors, this special place welcomes seabirds and water life of all kinds. It is not unusual to see a dolphin or two swim by as pelicans dive for fish among the sailboats. Meanwhile small aircraft are using the runway a couple hundred yards behind your back.
"Winter Sunset on Martha's Vineyard"
This magnificent place attracts thousands of summer visitors on any given summer day. But come winter, South Beach transforms into a vast desert of salt and sand, where it is rare to find another human soul, yet common to find your own. As winter tips the Earth away from the sun, the shorter days move the sunset well into the Southern Hemisphere, bathing the beach in a brief warm glow of burnt sienna cooled by shadows of phthalo blue, my favorite compliments.
"Menemsha - 251"
14 x 18
*Selected by ASMA for both the 2019 West Regional and 2020 National Exhibitions*
The wheelhouse on this tired and proud trawler reflects the waining light at the end of a long day’s work for the Menemsha fishing fleet. From her trails of rust to the decaying gunwale, one can sense the stories that have traveled her decks while carrying out her duties in the harsh environment of the surrounding Vineyard fishing grounds. I am always drawn to Menemsha at the edges of the day to capture the beautiful compliment that occurs between the deepening phthalo blue sky and the warm sienna glow cast from the low angle of the sun.
11 x 14
*Selected for the 2014 ASMA National Exhibition*
This painting began as a love affair with this motor launch. She was moored in Martha’s Vineyard, immediately adjacent to the Steamship Authority ferry slip. I would see her mornings on my 7AM departure to my veterinary job in Falmouth. I always admired her classic lines reflecting the warm morning sunlight in the harbor’s undulating surface. I prefer to paint in compliments, and decided to paint “Baguette” from a very limited palette of the complimentary colors orange and blue. My goal was to capture the beauty of Baguette’s reflection in the harbor, with its gentle twists and folds, and balance the range of colors of that image on either side of the rich neutrals created from the compliments.
"Menemsha - No Hurry"
14 x 20
* Selected for the 2004 ASMA National Exhibition *
Martha’s Vineyard has a diversity of geography, people and moods that is quite unique for an island community. Menemsha is a peaceful fishing village located on the Northwest coast of the island that retains the simplicity and serenity of a time long gone. A narrow channel enters from Vineyard Sound past a well protected inner harbor and continues deep inland to a large saltwater pond which is home to a variety of shoal draft vessels. Twice a day the tides flush in and out through this narrow waterway giving skippers an exciting push or a challenging head current. Here, on a bright and late summer afternoon, a catboat and her relaxed crew lazily barely make their way against the flooding tide, with nowhere in particular to go. The late day sun casting shadows on the far shore, along with the sky’s light playing on the rippling surface of the ever moving water, were what captured me to this scene. The mood of the sailors reflects the mood of this very special place.
"EDGARTOWN REGATTA ~ Rounding Can 3"
12 x 18
* First Place 2002 Arts Alliance Juried Show *