Views and scenes that I have developed over the years that are on dry land. Some of the paintings are from photos I have taken when delivering as a UPS driver. Others are just visions that I had and turned into paintings, like Field of Poppies.
Buildings that I have found interesting over the years. Barns that I have come across that are scattered across farms in Maryland and others that I painted when I visited Bermuda. Hopefully I can add some other types in the future.
The majority of these paintings are created from left over paint on my pallet and I let my emotions fly over the canvas. I usually use a pallet knife, but not all the time. I enjoy these because for a moment I don't need to have a particular idea or direction to guide me.
This is where it started for me when I decided to get back into creating art again. The Bodie Lighthouse Morning was the first photo shoot I did that helped me begin painting. The cool November morning in North Carolina watching the sun rise, brighten, and dance over that historic structure I will not forget. My hope is that I will expand this series in the future because of my love for the sea and the beauty of the structure that guides others to safety.
A unique type of "painting" that I have had fun with over the years. This style came from dried and messy paint on my pallets and wondering what to do with the leftovers. The inspiration came one day when I thought that the messed up broken stuff in life that I end up giving the Father above; He takes it and makes something beautiful out of it just for me.
Probably the one area of painting I need to take more time to develop. Its not that I don't like people, but my style of painting works well with landscapes and structures. Maybe with some public encouragement I dive into this type of paintings in the future.
I have always loved to garden. To work the soil, nurture the plants, and reap the beauty and fruit of that labor has poured into my paintings and photos. In a lot of ways the touching of what I have grown has helped me in putting my heart into the canvas I paint.
I have created a few things showing my national pride. I hope to do more and expand and diversify the type of paintings.
I love the ocean and all that it inspires. Sailing, warm breezes, and sunny days are some of what I really love about the water and being around the sea. If I could, I would wake up every morning looking at the surf and let it inspire me for the day.
These paintings are of objects that don't fall into the other categories that I have developed. I hope to do more of this type because when I have finished one of the paintings I have liked the outcome. They tend to be more realistic with the same colorful and bright energy that my painting style portrays
I have been commissioned for residential, business, and the spiritual. What I have found is that I delight in meeting the people, finding out their desired needs for decorating, and being able to produce a beautiful piece of art that is inspiring to me and the client. When I saw myself making art, I did not expect this aspect of creating to be so surprisingly enjoyable and satisfying.
These are some of the art pieces that I have in the working phase and are not complete. I may be doing the piece or have stepped back to take a breath and see if it needs to go in another direction.