About Me, the Artist

That’s me on the docks in Auke Bay, Alaska, hardly working.

I have been painting for over 25 years.  For me, painting is an endless process of trying to capture a scene and and its atmosphere.  I try to paint the mood of a place more than to accurately illustrate.  I began taking classes at the Alexandria Art League in Alexandria VA in the 1990s, prior to moving to Juneau Alaska in 1998.  I enjoy painting plein air in a location that connects with me.  I paint urban subjects, landscapes and seascapes, but my favorites are the waterfront scenes.  I have previously been a member of the Juneau Artists Gallery and my paintings have been selling consistently for over 20 years.

In late 2019 I moved to Round Pond, Maine.  This is a big change for me, and I am enjoying painting the local scenery, the harbor, the lobster boats, and the wonderful old homes and such.

My watercolor materials are simple;  a couple big brushes, a few small brushes, 140 pound Arches rough paper, Danial Smith or Winsor Newton paints in cool and warm hues of red, blue and yellow, with burnt sienna, neutral tint, and occasional titanium white for lost highlights.  For plein air work I use 15 by 11 inch sheets taped to a lightweight board on a collapsible tripod.  It all fits in a soft brief case or small backpack.  At home, I may paint bigger, and I might even paint with oils.

Please contact me if you are interested in available paintings on this site, or anything you may see on Instagram (link below).

Me and my buddy, Otis