Flatfile Collection

Artist Statement

I am a landscape and still life painter who works from direct observation.  As a painter, my interest is in the physical world – trees, rocks, skies, clouds, houses, buildings, chairs, turnips – all of it. My goal is to create pictorial light, to understand – to paint – the color of light, particularly the color of light in shadow. In this way, I aim to create a sense of place that speaks beyond the physicality of the paint.

The landscapes focus on urban New Haven and coastal Maine.  I have also spent considerable time working in Italy, most recently as a Fellow at the Borgo Finochietto Artist Residency. Among the many painters I admire and who have influenced my work, the standouts are Edward Hopper, John Baptiste Camille Corot and Giorgio Morandi.