About Me

A multi-medium aging artist and an underwater photographer, I retired from Florida to live on the beach in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. I am delighted with the island’s historic architecture, sunny skies, blue seas, and wonderful reefs. So now my days are full of gardening, painting, diving and snorkeling.

Although I primarily paint in watercolors, I recently dabbled in acrylics and apprenticed with some experienced mural painters. My latest efforts can be seen at St. Patrick's school and Bernie’s, both in Frederiksted. As an avid member of the Palletteers, I paint plein air weekly at different island locations. I also attend water-media workshops, both locally and abroad.

I have donated many of my paintings to local charities and my artwork has been exhibited at many island locations. I hope you enjoy the artwork and phtographs generated here in my new-found paradise. Namasté.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

October 1, 2013

Been busy for the last 6-months working at the Caribbean Museum Center and have neglected the blog. Currently, working on the Royal Poinciana Trees now all in bloom

Labor Day - Cayman

Cayman Island Dive Trip with my 4-daughters just having fun and not working in the studio

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

March 7, 2011

My banker man, Mr. Drysdale, and Charlie the green turtle are all just fine.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

February 23, 2012

Quote for the day from Ladis Nizer 1902...
"A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brian is a craftsmanl; but a man who works with his hands, brain and heart is an ARTIST!

Monday, February 20, 2012

February 20, 2012

My trip to Dominica caused me to focus on water falls, resulting in many successful paintings. Paul is making me some frames and paintings will be on displayed at the Botanical Garden's 40th Anniversary event.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

February 16, 2012

The best of me... working in the garden and walking by the creek!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

February 12, 2012

Finished a watercolor workshop and have rolled right into an acrylic for 9-sessions. This is the month that I am going to work on landscapes and flowers with a focus on shadows. Garden Stairs was created over a watercolor wash and finished up with acrylic. As to Shadows... take a look the next time you are in daylight... a white shirt's shadow is darker than a black shirt in the sunlight. Shadows are 2-values darker than the object and lighter in value as you travel away. Interesting stuff!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

January 29, 2012

And here goes January! You know I just like to paint and hate the showing part, but guess it makes me finish up my work. Opening a show at Polly's Cafe on the 8th of February and I think this pair of Moko-Jumbies will be a hit.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

January 22, 2012

Hard for me to tell if a piece is finished???? I will set this asside for a couple of weeks and then decide

Saturday, January 21, 2012

January 21, 2012

One would think my life is a little choatic, but in reality I am a person of routine. I have become a serious painter and spend long hours in the studio. I strive to paint every day and this has become my job to develope my skills. I will continue to strive to think abstractly, draw shapes and look for the light, atmosphere, value. Light is the most important element.

Friday, January 13, 2012

January 13, 2012

Back at it and have decided that painting is all about observation. I will strive to think abstractly, not look at the object in a traditionaly manor. Look at light, atmosphere, value, color edges and shapes. Dwell on light for it is the most important element. Then let the paint flow.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

January 7, 2012

Spent the holidays with the Florida Family and squeezed in a trip to Grand Bahamas. Visited two of my favorite dive sites, had dolphins visit and did a little hunting. Good thing I dive with kids a century younger than me who can get me in and out of the sea