W A T E R   L A N D

Done over the course of two years of traversing the east and south coasts, these paintings suggest a nostalgic look at, or warning of, a vanishing condition. While the lure of the edge of the land is elemental, it stands in sharp contrast to the implicit dangers of living at the juncture of land and water. Now that the effects of global warming are so well known, what was once revered as a favored place to live is seen as an unpredictable domain and the effect of looking across open water can be calming or threatening. These paintings attempt to isolate moments between the blissful and the perilous and to critique the drama unfolding almost imperceptibly before us as idyllic areas are imperiled or in some cases already lost.

In our own local domain and on the eastern seaboard, we are surrounded by a mixture of water and land. The atmosphere too is so infused by water that we live in a particular kind of moist, coastal coloration especially suited to the medium of watercolor. These paintings, while largely a mixture of water and pigment also employ other mediums -- graphite, carbon, ink and wax color -- and are, themselves, an amalgam of solid and liquid much like the scenes they attempt to evoke.

I would like to thank the Isles of Shoals Marine Laboratory (Dr. Jennifer Seavey Director) for the “Artist in Residency” in the summer of 2017 - Appledore Island, Maine.

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All paintings are 16” x 20” (frame size), and watercolor on paper (with graphite, carbon, wax pencil, and ink). Prices on request.


Water Land: Water Land, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: Winter Island, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: Tide, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: The Willows, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: Babb's Rock, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: Carrara, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: Fragment, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: Flood, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: Mad River, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: Ferry, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: Canal and Barge, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: Canal and River, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: Lagoon, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: Lagoon II, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: Plant, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: Nine Mile Point, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: Ship and Dock, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: Plaquemine Lock, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: Granary, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: Tower Rig II, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: Rigs and Front, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: Rig Tower, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: Refinery, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: Locomotive, watercolor, 16" x 20"



Water Land: Combine, watercolor, 16" x 20"







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Fantastic structures populate the Gulf of Mexico to supply the insistent need of the modern world. There are nearly 4,000 rigs; approximately 400 are abandoned. These colossal structures are monumental artifacts, some of the most complex and ambitious works of man. Their almost unimaginably difficult construction is daring and ingenious but also hubristic -- this month marks the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe. Though fraught with the possibility of peril, the rigs’ heroic scale, their ravishing complexity, their transitory and audacious character, and their sublime isolation in a hostile, unrelenting sea made them subjects of fascination and fantasy.

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Rigged: Alba, watercolor, 21" x 17"


Rigged: Armand Rig, watercolor, 21" x 17"


Rigged: Calvino Rig, carbon suspension on paper, 21" x 17"


Rigged: Crane Tower, watercolor, 17" x 21"


Rigged: Etaki Rig, watercolor, 21" x 17"


Rigged: Etoile Rig, watercolor, 21" x 17"


Rigged: Finger Rig, watercolor, 21" x 17"


Rigged: Nerak Rig, watercolor, 17" x 21"


Rigged: Neraki Rig, watercolor, 21" x 17"


Rigged: Netsua 1 Rig, watercolor, 21" x 17"


Rigged: Piattaforma 1, watercolor, 17" x 21"


Rigged: Plant and Shed, watercolor, 21" x 17"


Rigged: Rig 1, watercolor, 17" x 21"


Rigged: Rig 299, watercolor, 17" x 21"


Rigged: Rig 456, watercolor, 17" x 21"


Rigged: Rig 482, watercolor, 17" x 21"


Rigged: Rig B1012, watercolor, 21" x 17"


Rigged: Rig BV1007, watercolor, 17" x 21"


Rigged: Rig Emin, watercolor, 17" x 21"


Rigged: Rig Legs, watercolor, 21" x 17"


Rigged: Rig V1033, watercolor, 17" x 21"


Rigged: Stela Rig, watercolor, 21" x 17"




o t h e r  w o r k s

The Dean, watercolor, 14" x 11"



Bridge, watercolor, 11" x 7"




Field Fire, watercolor, 11" x 6"


Mop, watercolor, 7" x 11.5"


Oak, watercolor, 11.5" x 7"



Catahoula, watercolor, 12" x 6.5"


Siphnos, watercolor, 11" x 7"


Napolean House, watercolor, 10.5" x 7"


Chimney and Lake, watercolor, 13" x 6"\



Pier, watercolor, 11" x 7"



Lake and Storm, watercolor, 12" x 6.5"


Shipyard, watercolor, 5" x 7"



Bridge, watercolor, 14" x 11"


Plant, watercolor, 11" x 7"



Drydock, watercolor, 14" x 11"


Crane, watercolor, 11" x 7"



Alley, watercolor, 7" x 11"


Ship, watercolor, 7" x 5"


Delacroix, watercolor, 10" x 8"



Venice, watercolor, 11" x 7"



Lavender, watercolor, 10.5" x 7"



The Fly, watercolor, 14" x 11"



Kincaid, watercolor, 14" x 11"



Ponchartrain, watercolor, 5" x 5"



River and Barge, watercolor, 14" x 11"



Topanga, watercolor, 11" x 14"



Rig, watercolor, 10" x 7", collection of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Renchler



Gulf Tower, watercolor, 11" x 14"



Antennae, watercolor, 11" x 14"



River Bend, watercolor, 8" x 8"



Barge and Cranes, watercolor, 10" x 7"



Flats, watercolor, 7" x 11"



River Edge, watercolor, 7" x 11"



Homosassa, watercolor, 7" x 11"



Elbo Cranes, watercolor, 7" x 11.5"



Updrafts, watercolor, 7" x 10",



River Cranes, watercolor, 8" x 12"



River Structures, watercolor, 5" x 5"