Having grown up on the East End of Long Island, I am constantly drawn to the beach, the ocean, the light. Swimming is a huge part of my life and many of my paintings are about the sensations of swimming: the feel of sunlight and water on the skin, the sounds of the wind and the ocean itself. Pools have a similar draw.
Capturing the different feelings that people have being near and in the water is a fascination; how it affects both the mind and the body. I hope my work evokes similar sensations in the viewer. The light near the ocean, or a pool, is of course its own subject: the play of clouds, sky, water; the light and shadows as they define bodies in motion. I am especially inspired by the use of white by all the old masters. They often use white so sparingly and yet it can be, to me, the most influential part of a painting.
The Moment Before, 2017
Summer Jog, 2016
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