Since 2007, I have been painting on a regular basis. I am happiest painting plein air in oils where I am immersed in the moment. I channel the beauty and tranquility of being outdoors into my paintings. When my wife and my spunky cream colored Pomeranian, Wulfrahm, accompany me, painting can become a bit more adventurous and challenging. I also enjoy painting watercolor, usually when I want to carry a lighter load of painting gear out to the field.
My style is impressionistic, and I am inspired by the Hudson River Valley and New Hope artists. Prominent artists that have provided instruction and have been influential in my development include John MacDonald, Ken DeWaard, John Ennis, Don Demers, Phil Carroll, Charlie Hunter, and David Dunlop. Currently, I am receiving ongoing private instruction from Neal Hughes, a nationally acclaimed plein air painter and a fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists.
Upcoming 2018 Events
- Paint Snow Hill
- Snow Hill, MD April 19-22
- The Snow Hill, MD event will take place from April 19 until Apr 22. The Wet Paint Show and Sale preview will be held on April 21st from 6-8 PM. The Wet Paint Show and Sale continues on Sunday April 22 from noon to 4 PM.
- Chestertown Paint the Town
- Chestertown, MD April 26-29
- Paint the Town Chestertown, MD will take place from April 26 until April 29. Artists paint the local scene for three days and make their paintings available for sale at the Wet Paint Reception and Sale on Saturday at the RiverArts Gallery. On Sunday, there is a two-hour Quick Draw competition. These judged paintings are then shown in Fountain Park from 11:00am-12:00pm and are available for purchase.
- Paint It! Ellicott City, MD
- Chincoteague, VA - Plein Air Show & Sale
- Brandywine Plein Air
- Chestertown, MD - 2017 Paint the Town
- Hammonton, NJ - 9th Annual Juried Plein Air
- Long Beach Island, NJ - Plein Air & Juried Exhibition
- Brandywine Plein Air: Oct 17 to Oct 22 - Wilmington, DE
- Harford Plein Air: Oct 10 to Oct 15 - Harford County, MD
- Wayne Art Center 2016 Members' Juried Exhibition
- Wayne Art Center Summertime Paint Out Show
- Chincoteague, VA - Plein Air Show and Sale
- Burlington County Art Guild Ransley Juried Show
- Ellicott City, MD - 2016 Paint It
- Red Bank, NJ - Battlefield Plein Air Competition
- Burlington, NJ - Historic Plein Air Competition
- Chestertown, MD - 2016 Paint the Town
- Snow Hill, MD - 2016 Plein Air Competition