We all have seen it, the oddness at the edge of a field, just beyond the tree line in the clearing of night, or early in the mornings with the mist on the water, a spirit or maybe it’s just your eyes playing tricks on you remembering a dream from the past, a voice in the distance, the laughter of the party in the sand. I’m inviting you, I want to show you "The Things I Saw On The Way To The Beach."
I work in an oil glazing technique, basically thin layers of color in a wash over a toned under painting, much like the way a watercolor artist approaches a painting, except with oil. I am allowed more leeway to paint in a more traditional manner (fat over lean) if need be, however I prefer when the under painting can show through adding a base luminosity to my work. As far as inspiration is concerned I am inspired by many things, old photos, dreams, moonlight and even bird songs can create a narrative in my head. I enjoy creating a story from a simple image of a car or a boat, or a walk in a field where the woods begin, sometimes with a little childhood scariness, also a bit of humor and a big tablespoon of wonder.