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. The landscape is a temporary state of a dynamic and fluctuating environment. I try 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 strive to see the landscape as a model for the structure and changing state of our physical reality.

A re-introduction to psychology has made me more aware of our nearly universal involuntary attraction and reaction to various landscapes. I am guided to my subjects by our emotional connections to our physical environment and speculate on the reasons those shared connections exist.

Current Residence- 34 South Main Street, Sunderland, Ma. 01375

Education-
1977 Batchelor of Arts- Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

1978 Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Lyme, CT
1979 studio with Salvatore Grippi, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
1980 studio with James Valerio, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2001 Master of Science-University of Massachusetts, School of Natural Resources, Amherst, MA
2001 Xi Sigma Pi, Forestry Honor Society, Full Membership

Permanent Exhibits
Holyoke in the Early Jurassic, 10’ x 10’ (of a proposed 10’ x 50’ mural), Trustees of the Reservation, Holyoke, MA

In The Late Triassic, 14'x 29' mural, Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Jurassic Morning, 8' by 14' mural, Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College, Amherst, MA.
Eastern Border Fault, Triassic and Present, Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
The Triassic, 5' x 10', Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Mass.

Exhibits;
Artist In Residence, Zion National Park, Springdale, UT 2020

Home Ground (2 person show), Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA 2020
34th Annual Almost Miniatures Show, Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA 2019
Under the Sun, Bertolon Gallery, Pingree School, Hamilton, MA 2019
34th Annual Almost Miniatures Show, Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA 2018
Best of the Best, Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA 2018
Skylight (2 person show), Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA 2018
Westminster Alumni Art Exhibit, Westminster School, Simsbury, CT 2018
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

other-
assorted visualizations for The Roger Rulewich Golf Group, Bernardston, MA.
Maze artist, Mike's Maze at Warner Farm, Sunderland, MA. 2000-2014

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