My portraits of buildings, real or abstracted, explore what is visibly vulnerable to the elements. I use forms of decay as a testament to histories of use and misuse. The colors in the paintings, often imagined, bring life to what some people might call an eyesore. The structures much like the paintings record their condition in a language of stain. They capture the beauty of things forgotten by time: imperfect, impermanent and incomplete.
My scapes take me away from the geometry of man. These are portraits of worn paths and sea-washed rock outcroppings so often found in New England.
The paintings are executed on unprimed canvas to allow the acrylic paint to bleed into the cloth. Layers of transparent color achieve a watercolor effect.