Travel has always been a vital part of my life as an artist. The exploration, the discovery, the inspiration that comes from a change in location, all appeal to me. Usually I alternate between the urge to paint familiar surroundings and the urge to immerse myself in someplace completely foreign.
I’m a big believer in letting paintings speak for themselves, I don’t think one should need to read a thesis to be moved by the work. But, there are times when a little of the story behind a painting is interesting, and here is where I’ll share some of those stories.
At the moment I’m between travels. I had wonderful painting trips this summer and fall to Maine, Cape Cod, Maryland’s Eastern Shore, New Jersey, and Virginia. This winter I’ll be painting the Everglades and other parts of South Florida, then in 2012 there are many trips in the works, to be updated later.