About me-

I am a Maine-born New England based landscape painter who is inspired by the sun, the woods and the sea.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Just Barely

A nice pop of color across an evening field,  the ocean just out of sight in the distance. 18x18

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Cerulean Skies

I love looking up especially when the sky is a crisp cerulean blue. Each of these is 30 x 30.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Ocean Swirls

I'm very pleased with how this turned out knowing that it's a little different for me. But as with everything you have to do different in order to grow. The colors and the Shadows on the water as it crashes against the Maine coast artists played in this piece which is 24 X 36

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Light

It is unarguable that I am drawn to the light of the sun coming through the trees no matter what time of day. For me it represents hope and promise. This promise is 40x30.

Clear Blue

There is nothing that compares to looking through the woods and seeing the clear blue ocean. This piece is 48x24.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Just Beyond

I love looking through the trees on the coast of New England.  I am never disappointed. This peice is 24x24.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Lifting I and II

Each 12x12 and each a view of the fog burning off the ocean, creating that bright sparkle.

Monday, June 6, 2016


Hung over a mantel, or on a large wall, you would feel just like you are looking out the window on a very sunny day.  This piece is 48 x 24.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


This 16 x 20 is a small but powerful reminder to look up once in a while- you might just find beauty there.

Pastel Sunset

Because each and every sunset is different I feel a little pressure to try to capture each one that I love.  This piece is 22 x 28 on canvas.

Being Koi

Each of these pieces is 12x12 and these lucky koi can swim right into your space!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Evening Pinks

When you see a sunset like this you just can't help but think wow! Mother Nature never disappoints. This sunset is 30x30 on gallery wrapped canvas.

Dappled Trees

If you've ever really looked,  you'd notice that each shadow and highlight on a response is a different color. Go ahead,  look!  30×40 acrylic on canvas.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Featured on Instagram

I'm am excited to have 2 pieces featured on Instagram by the designer @mk_interiors. Molly paired my 2 ocean pieces perfectly with a white paneled wall and chair.


The muted colors of a New England dusk against the dark pines- now that's perfection! This piece is 30x30.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


I think this even glows lightly at night!  Size 40x30.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Teal And Coral

Every sunset, ANY sunset will do! 24×24 acrylic on canvas.

Friday, May 13, 2016

My Sea-Style!

What's YOUR sea-style? I enjoy the ocean in all of its forms.  Feel free to contact me if you see something that you like, or if you want to collaborate to create a unique piece.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Yellow Hill

Nothing like walking through a new forest in the spring, flowers on trees and those new bright green and yellow leaves making their first appearance. 36x36

Dennisport Greens

I spent many summers at the cape as a kid, mostly in Hyannis and Centerville. The water is a different green than it is in Maine, and the seaweed has a different texture. It's still saltwater and it's still a need of mine. The original piece is 22x28 on canvas.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Great Reef

I wanted to be a marine biologist as a kid,  so it's always a treat to paint underwater life.  40x30.

Blue Duet

Fog. Seaspray. Ocean. Each 18x24.

Forest Garden

Summer doesn't just mean ocean,  it means beautiful flowers as well.  This garden is 40x30.

Coastal Duo

When you feel it, it's easier to do it. I feel the Maine coast, so I paint it. Each 12x12.

Sunny Seaweed

I'm thinking it's becoming obvious that summer is on my mind. 24x36


This small but powerful reflection is what I wait all .year to see in Wells Beach each summer. 12x12

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Spring Blooms

Spring has sprung! Can't wait for the rich colors especially in the late afternoon. This peeve is 22x28.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

In progress....

I really do always have so many pieces in progress; here are a few that are done!

The Brightest Reflection

This piece requires sunglasses! It is 30x24 and looks great anywhere in the room.

Maine Morning

Working on some smaller but fun pieces- this one is 12x24 on 1"canvas.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Golden Forest

There is nothing prettier than a bluish-purple shadow behind a grove of golden trees. This piece is 36x24 on canvas.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Last Moments

Art adds color and personality to your life, just like a great friend!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Beach Series

Oftentimes,  different is just what the doctor ordered!  My series, each 12x12 acrylic on canvas.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Evening Salute

I am always in awe of the amazing colors that mother nature presents in the evenings,  especially Weirton the salt-air filled skies of New England. This sunset is 24x30.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Red Carpet

I always wondered what it would be like to walk on an actual red carpet so I painted one.  This one is 30x40 in size.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Sunny Forest

Nothing beats a nice walk into a sunny forest. You can take such a walk into this 48x24 sunny forest yourself.

Monday, March 14, 2016

The Marsh

I love the winding path that the marsh channels make, and kyaking through the channels in Wells is a favorite summer activity. This marsh is 48x24.

Saturday, March 12, 2016


I do love light in a forest, and when that light is orange against a bright blue sky,  I just can't resist. This piece is 18x36

Friday, March 11, 2016

Purple Dusk

I love a good colorful reflection in nature,  and it's always exciting to paint. This is a commissioned piece, 36x18.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Frozen Eve

The blues and purples that appear on snow as the sun sets are some of my favorite colors to mix.  This piece is 30x10 and is chillinh warming.

Sunday, February 28, 2016


Really, no words necessary.  Size 30x30- perfection.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Blue Green

At a large 36x36, this piece will make a nice statement on the right wall. I can almost hear the channel marker ringing...

Monday, February 22, 2016

White Caps

The green Atlantic,  the blowing wind, that sea-salt spray! This piece is 36x24 but unfortunately can't capture the smells of the sea.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Day's End

This piece is 24x30 and represents my favorite time of day at the beach- the cooler purple shapes among the warmer highlights as the sun sets.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Orange Evening

In Maine, there are so many variables that affect the weather and the sunsets-and the best part is, they are always different, and spectacular!  This piece is 30x30 on gallery wrapped canvas.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Last Moments

The ocean, the sunset,  perfection! 24 x 24 acrylic on canvas.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Spring Hill

I do love winter,  but the anticipation of a fresh spring season is always just as rewarding. This piece is 24 x 24 and a great candidate to be enlarged to 36x36 or bigger!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sunset Marsh

Ahhh...the best time of the evening.  36 x 24

Monday, January 25, 2016

Sundown Pinks

This colorful piece measures 36 x 24 and I think, accurately captures Maine's beauty in the evening.