These flat bottomed skiffs are very stable and the Rockport lobstermen use them to transport gear and lobster to and from their boats to the dock. Obviously, theirs are not as clean or colorful as mine!
Whimsical, architectural explorations of form, color, light and shadow – with a view of the water. Some get their inspiration from Rockport, some from Portland, ME while others have a definite European influence.
I’ve always been inspired by the natural beauty and light of Rockport and these paintings are the result.
I like to play with perspective in most of my paintings. And I have a thing for couches and chairs. We use them everyday but rarely see them. They can be beautiful forms composed of light and shadow.
Every once in awhile, I feel the need to experiment and explore and these paintings are the result.
This series was created during a six month period of personal growth and change during 2009 and 2010. Painting them was a form of therapy during a difficult time.
During the years 1996 – 2005, I lived with my wife and family in Helsinki Finland. One of the series of paintings I produced during that time was an exploration of figures in water.
Bridges connect us, are an engineering marvel and hold a fascination for many of us. Before moving to Rockport, I lived not far from the Casco Bay Bridge that connects Portland with South Portland Maine and was inspired by its massive presence.