pastel encaustic and mixed midia landscapes inspired by S Mountain, Tuscany and Block Island
376 Montrose Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
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I am fascinated by the sensuousness of Light. To witness the morning light, the filtered light through the trees and the soft haze of a fog. To capture nature’s essence and communicate it with my painting. To consciously avoid elaboration, rather leave a soft mark that allows the viewer to fill in the rest…the way the fog slowly lifts on a misty morning.
My newest works… are inspired by a trip to Italy where I teach art courses. The Light is very different, so effected by the huge expanse of fields in Gold, green or orange depending on the season and the current growth. You can feel the effect of the landscape permeate everything in the countryside of Tuscany and Umbria.
The South Mountain reservation, a favorite place I often visit. I feel very lucky to have such a treasure so close by. Every time I go for a hike I see something different. Nature is always changing, the trees loose their leaves and there may be more light. The time of day influences the shadows and how long they stretch over the landscape. A misty morning will diffuse the light in spectacular ways. I try my best to capture those moments