||I adopted pursuing excellence in art as a life goal in 1978. My focus has always been the landscape. When selecting a subject for a painting I try to find an unusual composition that conveys some sense of motion. Clouds. Water. Rocks that erode or fold or fault. Rocks that have fallen. Trees that explode with growth, twist, fall and decay. A landscape typically described as timeless and enduring I see as being a temporary state of a dynamic and fluctuating environment. I am trying to convey a sense of the physical structure of the landscape, both grand and quantum, in the choice of compositions and in the application of paint. I'm striving to see landscape as a model for the structure and changing state of our physical reality.
I enjoy the challenge of water. It is semi-transparent. It reflects, refracts and distorts. Things float on it, sink in it, grow in it and stick through it. One world above, one below, and one on the surface. When turbulent, those boundaries dissolve into an infinitly complex structure.
My interest in the landscape led to studying geology, physics and other natural sciences, including biology and forestry at UMass. I am fortunate to have been befriended and supported as an artist and illustrator by various faculty at UMass and Amherst College.
Though my landscapes lack a human element I enjoy working with people. I have painted numerous commissions. I get great satisfaction from illustration, from visualizing and making 'real' another person's ideas. Feel free to contact me for commissions.
Current Residence- Sunderland, Ma. 01375
B.A.- Wesleyan University, Middletown, Ct- 1977
M.S.-University of Massachusetts, School of Natural Resources, Amherst, Ma.- 2001
Xi Sigma Pi, Forestry Honor Society, Full Membership, 2001
Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Lyme, Ct., 1978
studio with Salvatore Grippi, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, 1979
studio with James Valerio, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 1980
In The Late Triassic, 14'x 29' mural, Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Jurassic Morning, 8' by 14' mural, Amherst College Museum of Natural History, Amherst, Mass.
Paintings of the East Border Fault Basin, Triassic and Present, Amherst College Museum of Natural History, Amherst, Mass.
The Triassic, 5' x 10', Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Mass.
Unfiltered, An Exhibition About Water, The William Benton Museum, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 2017
33rd Annual Almost Miniatures Show, Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA 2017
Uplands, (2 person show), Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA 2017
Fall Exhibition, Diana Felber Gallery, West Stockbridge, MA 2016
Valleys to the Sea- (solo show), Kerri Gallery, Willimantic, CT 2016
31st Annual Almost Miniatures Show, Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA 2015
Waterscapes (2 person show), Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA 2015
30th Annual Almost Miniatures Show, Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA 2014
Alumni Art Exhibit, Westminster School, Simsbury, CT 2014
Confluence- New Members, Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA 2014
Francesca Anderson 30th Anniversary Show, Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA 2013
Through Rain, Snow and Nor'easters, Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA 2013
29th Annual Near Miniatures Show, Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA 2013
28th Annual Near Miniatures Show, Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA 2012
Alumni Art Exhibit, Westminster School, Simsbury, CT 2012
Then and There, Landscapes (solo), Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York, 2009
Guest Artist, Isle of Shoals Marine Biology Lab, Isle of Shoals, NH., 2006
Published Illustrations include
The Ends of the Earth, Peter Brannen, Ecco Books, New York, NY. 2017
Impressions from a Lost World, Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield, MA. 2017 https://dinotracksdiscovery.org/ Historic Deerfield, Landscape, Historic Deerfield Inc., Deerfield , MA., Autumn 2011,
Deerfield Magazine, River, Valley, Rock, Richard Little, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield MA., Spring 2011
Perspectives on Animal Behavior 3e, Goodenough, McGuire, Jakob, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ., 2009
Endocrinology, Vol 149, No.9, for Rolf Karlstrom, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA., 2008
Raid On Deerfield: The Many Stories (http://1704.Deerfield.history.museum) & (http://1704.deerfield.history.museum/maps/landscapes.html) for the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield, MA. 2004
Great Day Trips in the Connecticut Valley of the Dinosaurs, for Brendan Hanrahan, Perry Heights Press, 2004
Functional Anatomy of Vertebrates, edition 3, for Liem, Bemis & Walker, Thomson/Brooks Cole, Belmont, Ca., 2001
Cell and Development Biology, Volume 13 No.6, for Rolf Karlstrom, University of Massachusetts, Mass., 2002
The Auk, Vol 119, No.4, for Andrea Ward, University Of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA., 2002
Apoptosis, cover illustration for Lawerence Schwartz, Academic Press, 2001
Exploring Franklin County, A Geology Guide, cover illustration for Richard Little, Earthview Press, 1989
assorted visualizations for The Roger Rulewich Golf Group, Bernardston, MA.
Maze artist, Mike's Maze at Warner Farm, Sunderland, MA. 2000-2014