Oil on Linen: New Zealand Port
This sunny afternoon coastal scene occurred on the South Island of New Zealand. My daughter and I enjoyed walking by the beach and later, eating fresh seafood. It will long be remembered.
I am a landscape oil painter. I paint in my Loudoun County Artist home studio. I have shown with WLAST, the Leesburg Town Hall series twice, Friends of Franklin Park Art Gallery, AIM, and many more.
Many of my paintings feature our National Parks including Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Shenandoah Acadia and more. My inspiration is drawn from the outdoors, friends, family, and a strong emotional attachment to beauty around me. Primarily I see the world in lights, darks and shades of vibrant colors. I enjoy painting out of doors and with students. Painting is my connection to the past, present and future!
Oil: UVA Rotunda. Spring Afternoon
My inspiration for this sunny afternoon painting occurred following a stroll “on the Lawn” after the final UVA men’s basketball game of the 2020 season.
Oil: Yellowstone Afternoon Hike
While hiking Hell Roaring Creek Trail August 2020, I captured the beauty of a summer afternoon on film while hearing this roaring creek which feeds into the Yellowstone River. I was not only inspired to paint it recently but to go back and hike it again!
Oil: Tidal Basin Cherry Blossoms
Each year I walk the Tidal Basin during cherry blossom season and receive this visual inspiration for future paintings. Here is my most recent painting done during COVID when I used memories to inspire!!!
Oil: Bass Lighthouse, Maine
Visit Bar Harbor, Maine and Acadia National Park. Catch the sunset seen here over Bar Harbor Lighthouse!
Oil: Sedona Sunrise
Morning hikes in Arizona State Parks near Sedona reveal peace and wonder. Often you are surrounded by vortexes. If time allows, sit, relax and breath in the beauty of a morning sunrise. Life changing!
Oil: Sedona afternoon
Vortices abound along this hiking path near Sedona, Arizona. Relax and take in the beauty and tranquility of the rolling creek and desert breeze.
Oil on Linen: Amalfi City Beach
Visit the Amalfi Coast of Italy and live the dream of a family holiday like no other. This trip was my painting inspiration!
Oil on Linen: Bighorn National Forest
This early morning scene was painted in vibrant colors and depicted morning, southwest light.
Oil on Linen: Longhorn in Sage
While walking along the Rio Grande, I saw a herd of Longhorns near this bridge, and photographed many of them. This picture emphasizes the strength of this animal, as well as the Golden Hour sunlight.
Oil on Linen: Niece and Nephew
My niece took pictures of my grandniece and grandnephew in front of a neighbor’s sunflower field. After receiving this photo, I was inspired to paint it.
Oil on Canvas: Paris
While walking along the Seine River on a Winter day, I anxiously awaited my tour of the Louvre and took these pictures for painting.
Oil on Linen: Bison in Hayden Valley
I viewed these two bison by the banks of the Lamar River in Yellowstone National Park.
Available from this artist:
Original and signed oil paintings which are suitably framed. I also have reproductions of my artwork in matted frames, coasters and coffee mugs.
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Map and Directions:
Loudoun Valley Stop #25
Directions to this Tour Stop:
From Bus. 7, roughly halfway between Round Hill and Purcellville, turn south onto Franklin Park Dr to go through the park. At the T intersection, turn right to go up and around the hill. The Center is on your left.
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