Hello world!

Welcome to my new web site. I work in acrylic paint and enjoy painting a wide variety of subjects. I began painting in 1979, starting with private lessons with a local artist. I soon went off on my own and began developing and improving my art through trial and error. My early work in acrylic was primarily still life from objects at hand and from my imagination. I was one of the original members of the Greater Salem Artists Association and continue to enjoy membership with the group. I began entering local art shows in 1982 and did well in those shows. I took a five year break from painting from 1990 to 1995.

My recent works are from photographs of wildlife taken while kayaking, and I continue to enjoy still life work. Recently retired, I volunteered to conduct a painting class at Ingram Senior Center in Salem, New Hampshire every Tuesday morning. The class is limited to eight folks (now full) and is a mixture of new and experienced artists who want to learn how to work with this versatile medium.

Please return to this web site as I continue to improve and expand the gallery. Soon there will be a section which will show some of the processes and methods I use to prepare the canvas or masonite grounds for paint, lay out the subject, and develop the textures and effects shown in the gallery.

I am also a model shipwright and will expand the gallery of ship models shown here on this site. And, last but not least, there will be a gallery of Paper Mache’ sculptures I produced during the 1980s.

Enjoy the paintings, and tell a friend about the site.

Sincerely, Don

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3 responses to “Hello world!

  1. Beautiful work — I love the folk art feel.

  2. I love your work. I’m especially taken by your painting of Gloucester rocks. As a Boston native, transplanted to the west coast, I have great memories of the rocks on Cape Ann. I spent many years scuba diving off some off the beaches and rocks there. Thanks for reminding me of their beauty.
    Elizabeth

  3. I love how you have so much variation in subject matter. If somebody can’t find at least one of your paintings that strikes a happy thought with-in them, they must not have a life!

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