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Original paintings of Maine in Pastel, Watercolor, Oil, Asian Ink and Japanese Gold Leaf.

Right off the Easel

pastel winter blueberry barrens

Snow Barrens

 These paintings are explorations of the landscapes and the seascapes, the treasured artifacts, the rocks and trees that shape human life here on the coast of Downeast Maine. Living where human life  is still tightly entwined  with the primal rhythms of nature stirs and fosters awareness through all five senses. In my work  I  hold up what I hope to steward  and more deeply experience.

 

 

 

 

whopaints Gallery & Studio in Winter Harbor, Maine

is open to the public year round. It is place in which one can relax, browse, ask questions and investigate supplies.

 WHY DIFFERENT MEDIUMS

Being essentially a visual story teller, I work in 5 different medium choosing the one with the right ‘voice’ for the story being told.

Watercolor is liquid and amorphous I let the water move the pigment.

Sailboat Watercolor

Before the Cloud Burst

Soft pastel on sand paper builds depth taking the eye into the picture. Using a tender wrist while not blending, 10-15 layers can be built up including using complementary and warm and cool colors without greying.

Pastel Maine Ocean View

Pigeon Hill Shimmer

 

 

Oil Flowers and Old Buildings

History and Flowers

 

Oil builds relief

Asian Ink is immediate capturing the essence or spirit of what is being painted. This medium and the Gold Leaf are a wedding of my two cultures. Having lived on the coast in both Maine and Northern Japan engendered my reverence for the rawness of less civilization.

Asian Ink Painting of Crow

Hunkered Down

Low Tide on Copper

Low Tide Patterns

Gold leaf is eloquent ever changing in all different lights.

 

 

 

 

I give free mini lessons in art and Japanese language when at Sevenarts in Ellsworth- December dates are: 6,8,16,27.