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Saturday, January 14, 2017
Commission of a 1780 House
This is a recent commission that I did of a house built in 1780 in the center of Northford, CT. It is a typical New England style house, though the structure is post and beam with horsehair plaster walls and wide plank floors. It has a large fireplace in the center that was once used for cooking and boiling water. Over the years, an addition was put on the rear of the house for a modern kitchen, though it's invisible from the front. I managed to paint this over a four day period just before the autumn leaves fell and winter set in. It was a joy to paint, which I did in oil. It's 16"x20".
I am a New England artist specializing in modern impressionist painting. My paintings are oil on canvas or linen. I am a plein air painter, but I also do still life and figurative work.
I am also a creative writer. I write short stories, flash fiction, and I am working on a novel.
I've studied with many artists in the New England area, including Stapleton Kearns and Jack Keledjian. My work is available at different galleries and stores in Connecticut. Go to my website to view my latest work. As a writer, I am a member of the BACA Creative Writing group and the New Haven Creative Writing Group.