UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The lonely lighthouse built in 1827, stands tall as the snow that was 3 feet deep only a month ago is melting away. Lighthouses are a common scene on the coast of Maine but this one, Woods Island Lighthouse, is special. It stands on a deserted island only reachable by boat, of course. Photo attribution is by Ben Williamson taken in 2016 but seen in Down East Magazine in 2019. The sight of this grand survivor gets my blood running, and I am ready to pack and go back to Owl's Head for a long spirit reviving visit. There is always inspiration wherever you are. Even in a deserted lighthouse complex. I fantasize over who lived there. Was there a family there? Did children play on the rocks? Who is buried in the walled cemetery? I have framed it in a fantastic, weathered look frame that picks up the colors of the painting beautifully. The dimensions I provided are framed. Thank you.
Retired from business life since 2009, I devote most of my time family and to drawing, painting, and my newest interest, pastels. And so, I have devoted these last years to honing my skills and learning...always learning. In 2017 and again in 2018, I won Best in Show at the Haddonfield, New Jerseys’, "Through a Woman's Eyes", Juried Show and since then I have taken several Honorable Mentions in other shows. I am fortunate to have works in local prestigious collections and others throughout the USA and Europe.
2020 news: October 1, 2020, I was one of only 35 Artists who received a Certificate of Excellence from the Artios Gallery virtual show, "The Art of Being Alone” for my painting, Raven's Nest, ME. Additionally, I have been accepted in SpaceLightandTime’s November, no theme, juried 2020 show, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts’ November show: Pennsylvania Winter: People, Places, and Things and Philadelphia Artists Equity - themed UNSTOPPABLE, Juried shows.
My art is mostly realistic and reflects the natural world, but I occasionally like to try out something different. I do not worry about what is in vogue right now, because I paint how I see things and like to paint them. I paint from the heart and from memories accrued from many years and life's experiences. I take inspiration from the natural world. Most importantly, my wonderful vacations in New England and Maine with its mountains, lakes, amazing coastline, islands, and stunning scenery. Additionally, I also am inspired by the quiet beauty that is the rolling hills of Pennsylvania near Philadelphia, the region in which I live. I strive for excellence in all that I do. I do accept commissions on occasion. My latest ones were inspired from an African Safari and a portrait of a beloved pet. So, please feel free to contact me: 267 474 5789 or email@example.com.
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Late Winters' Thaw35
Acrylic on Canvas