A lot of my recent work is currently on display at the Café de la Place, 285 Main Street in Madawaska, ME and will be there throughout the Month of May. There will be an opening reception on Saturday May 3 from 6pm to 8pm, which is open to the public. Regular hours at the Café de la Place are 4:30am to 2pm Monday through Friday. The phone number is (207) 728-0944.
This is a building (one of many) from the old Foxboro State Mental Hospital in Foxboro, MA. I used to work near here and would make drawings of these buildings on my lunch break. There was a security guard in a white van who told me that I wasn't allowed to draw the buildings because they were going to be auctioned off by the state (I never quite found the logic in that, and right before I moved to Maine, the complex had been sold and the buildings were being demolished) and she used to case me off all the time. I did a painting of this when I still lived in MA, but I was never really happy with it so I did this from memory, incorporating more textural paint application, intense colors and a different composition. In retrospect, I think the color in the sky was influenced as much by Giorgio DiChirico's work as the cover to Pink Floyd's "Animals" album.
I am a full time artist, originally from Massachusetts, currently living in northern Maine. I work primarily in oils and pastel, and occasionally watercolor. I offer instruction in drawing and painting at my studio, which is in an old renovated potato barn. Please feel free to view samples of my work (You can see a larger version of each picture if you click on it.) and leave a comment if you are so inclined. Be sure to click the "Older Posts" button at the bottom to see more work. I don't always have time to respond to comments, but if you wish to correspond with me, you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org