Welcome to DP Arts
I am attempting to catalog as many of my paintings as possible. What is here now represents only a small retrospective sampling of the works that have been photographed. I have begun by showing examples from my current work, and from many different series, reaching back as far as 1973.
I am gradually working to increase the depth and breadth of the selections, and to provide more information, and high resolution images where possible,
For my first 30 years of painting, I concentrated mostly on the landscape, with occasional forays into abstract or nonobjective painting.
In the 1970's I painted mostly in oils, "en plein air"......directly from the landscape, outdoors, at all hours, and in every kind of weather.
In the 1980's my work underwent a gradual transition to more of a studio effort, and to the medium of acrylic.
The early 80's marked my transition from New England landscapes to paintings of the desert southwest, including a series of Grand Canyons.
From 1985 to 1997 my emphasis was on the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, resulting in a series I call the "Sonoran DesertWorks", as well as other southwestern landscapes.
Around the year 2000 I broke with representational painting and into purely abstract works, beginning with the Ovoids. The abstract paintings fall into distinct thematic categories, each representing a series of related works, running more or less concurrently.
River Arts Gallery, Damariscotta, Maine
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