How many stories does one tube of paint hold? How many stories have I painted with a single paint brush? When I paint a landscape, what I’m doing, really, is taking the colors, the smells, the shapes and the feeling of a place, and mixing it all up into something that falls out of a paint brush and onto a canvas, and has a new life as a story told. When I paint an osprey using rust and patina I am telling the story of the raptor’s strength, beauty, and vulnerability. 

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My paintings “All Out of Stories” and “Faithful Friend” have been accepted into the Lyme Art Association’s annual juried holiday show. I hope you can join me for the opening reception Friday, December 6 from 5 to 7 pm.