My primary focus in my artwork is capturing landscapes, with a special emphasis on the Mid-Atlantic region, particularly North Carolina and Virginia. Many of my pieces begin as Plein Air studies and are later completed in my studio. This approach affords me greater flexibility in applying glazes, which, in turn, enhances the vibrancy and depth of color in my paintings.
Hydrangea under Crepe Myrtle WRAL 20 X 24 Linen Canvas
A lush hydrangea bush in its full, vibrant bloom graces the scene on an early summer morning. In the backdrop, an uncommon and ethereal Glowing Embers Hydrangea adds a captivating touch to the serene landscape. Location is st the WRAL gardens in Raleigh North Carolina.
Monument 24X20 Oil on Linen
A painting capturing the Washington Monument on a May morning, where the atmosphere is charged with the weight of heavy clouds in the sky, creating a truly atmospheric and dramatic scene.
HALLOWED MORNING 24X 30 Oil on Linen
"Hallowed Morning" portrays the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as its central focus, surrounded by the iconic elements of the District of Columbia. In the background, the stately Jefferson Memorial and the distant U.S. Capitol loom gracefully, veiled by an atmospheric interpretation of the heavy, humid air characteristic of late spring mornings. This painting resonates with a sense of reverence and history, capturing a moment of tranquil grandeur amidst the nation's landmarks.
Overcast on the Tar 11X14 Linen board
In this evocative painting, an overcast view unveils itself from a pedestrian bridge spanning the Tar River, offering a contemplative perspective of a tributary stream. Late autumn's rich tapestry of colors graces the backdrop, while the Tar River stretches beneath gloomy late Autumn overcast skies. The scene encapsulates a blend of seasons and moods, where the natural world merges with atmospheric nuances, inviting viewers to explore the beauty in both the familiar and the ever-changing.
Autumns Path 24X18 Oil on Canvas
In this enchanting painting, a footpath unfurls from the North Carolina Museum of Art, framed by the transformative beauty of autumn. What were once lush green grasses have matured into a rich tapestry of earthy browns. Above, the sky harmonizes with the path, gently beckoning you to follow as it leads you on a captivating journey into the heart of the season's splendor.
Banks of the Eno 11X14 canvas on board
In this vibrant painting, the banks of the Eno River bask in the brilliance of a summer's day. The bright yellows of the trees vividly depict the intense summer sun, casting a warm, inviting glow upon the scene. Alongside, the Eno River flows steadily with its cool, refreshing waters, providing a soothing contrast to the summer's heat.
St Francis Chapel 22X28 Oil on Linen
A warm summer day near Niagara Falls, New York, St. Francis Chapel stands gracefully by the river's edge, its presence commanding attention in the foreground. The chapel, a picturesque sanctuary of serenity, exudes an air of timeless tranquility as it overlooks the mighty Niagara River.
Spanish Moss 11X14 Oil on Linen
Goose Neck State Park in North Carolina, As you walk to the banks of the Pamlico River you'll immediately be struck by the enchanting sight of trees adorned with Spanish Moss. This natural wonder creates a captivating and almost mystical atmosphere, inviting visitors into a world of timeless beauty and tranquility.
Autumn Golden Hues 11 X14 Canvas board
A captivating painting that captures the essence of the North Carolina Museum of Art's enchanting landscape during the peak of autumn. The artwork skillfully showcases the rich and warm golden colors of the trees, which are at the heart of the scene.
Overlook 11X14 Oil on Linen
A fusion of plein air and studio techniques, creating a mesmerizing and moody representation of a moment in time. The initiated the piece en plein air, using a grisaille approach, and later enriched it with intricate studio work, employing numerous glazes. The result is a captivating portrayal of a scenic vista with a approaching storm that captures the essence of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.