I was born on the New Hampshire seacoast where I still live. My study of art began as a boy observing plein air painters setting up their easels above the rocky shore. In college I calmed myself, as a respite from engineering classes, with visits to the university art museum. I learned of Le Corbusier’s amazing chapel at Ronchamp, and have recently fulfilled a dream of visiting it.
In the ‘80s, I learned some architectural design from Jim Somes, apprenticed in period woodworking with Dave Adams and Buzzy Dodge, and studied sculpture with Gary Haven Smith. I designed and built a timber frame house using lumber from my trees. As a League of NH Craftsmen woodworker, I received Best in Show at the Sunapee Fair’s Living with Crafts exhibit. My sculptures were part of a three-person show of art by League craftspeople. NH Public Television featured my work in their Spring Auction. I began to add paint, gold leaf, and pigments to my furniture. Color!
In the ‘90s and ‘00s, my middle school science students and I observed and drew from nature in regular assignments.
Over the last decade I have begun to paint in oil, with schooling from Gail Sauter, Nella Lush, and Tom Glover.
(photo credit Debra Woodward)
Rye Public Library, Rye, NH
Ceres Bakery online
Ceres Bakery, Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth Historical Society, Portsmouth, NH, Oct. 1- Nov. 18
w/ Tom Glover,Dustan Knight, Barbara Adams, Brian Chu
September juried show, 100 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH
Amesbury Mills, Amesbury, MA
Hilton-Winn Farm, Cape Neddick, ME
Old Schwamb Mill, Arlington, MA
Main Street Art, Newfields, NH
Village Arts Gallery, Kittery, ME
BUOY Gallery, Kittery, ME
Nancy Barrett Gallery, Portsmouth, NH