Portfolio > Virtual "Ancient" Tour

A while back, I was invited to show my paintings at an art exchange in West Grove, PA.  The owners created an inviting entryway gallery into their Swallows Rest Airbnb duplex.  How excited was I to get to be part of their innovative project. Our time to install the show aligned just before the local shelter in place restrictions were upon us.  We decided to move ahead and so the paintings were installed and with businesses closing so quickly, the idea of a virtual exhibit came about.  And voila.

3 Brandywine Cedar Blocks of your choice
oil on cedar block
4X5" each
2020
$250
Galloping Hill
oil on canvas
11X14"
2020
$400
Welcome Avenue
oil on canvas
11X14"
2020
$400
Crowltoot Farm
oil on canvas
11X14"
2020
$400
Svenka Soul
oil on canvas
11X14"
2020
$400
Brandywine Landform
oil on canvas
12X16"
2020
Ancient
oil on canvas
11X14"
2020
Steward
oil on canvas
11X14"
2020
$400
Pennock Bridge
oil on canvas
11X14"
2020
$400
Soapstone Snap
oil on canvas
20X24"
2020
$600
Soapstone Hill
oil on canvas
20X24"
2020
$600
Flint Hill
oil on board
24X36"
2020
$1000
Brandywine Cedar Block 18
oil on cedar block
4X5"
2020
Brandywine Cedar Block 17
oil on cedar block
4X5"
2020
$100
Brandywine Cedar Block 16
oil on cedar block
4X5"
2020
$100
Brandywine Cedar Block 15
oil on cedar block
4X5"
2020
$100
Brandywine Cedar Block 14
oil on cedar block
4X5"
2020
$100
Brandywine Cedar Block 13
oil on cedar block
4X5"
2020
$100
Brandywine Cedar Block 12
oil on cedar block
4X5"
2020
Brandywine Cedar Block 11
oil on cedar block
4X5"
2020
Brandywine Cedar Block 10
oil on cedar block
4X5"
2020
$100
Brandywine Cedar Block 9
oil on cedar block
4X5"
2020
$100
Brandywine Cedar Block 8
oil on cedar block
4X5"
2020
$100
Brandywine Cedar Block 7
oil on cedar block
4X5"
2020
$100
Brandywine Cedar Block 6
oil on cedar block
4X5"
2020
$100
Brandywine Cedar Block 5
oil on cedar block
4X5"
2020
$100
Brandywine Cedar Block 4
oil on cedar block
4X5"
2020
$100
Brandywine Cedar Block 3
oil on cedar block
4X5"
2020
$100
Brandywine Cedar Block 2
oil on cedar block
4X5"
2020
Brandywine Cedar Block 1
oil on cedar block
4X5"
2020
$100
Brandywine Sorbet i
oil on corrugated cardboard
16 X 20"
2020
$250
Brandywine Sorbet ii
oil on corrugated cardboard
16 X 20"
2020
$250
Brandywine Sorbet iii
oil on corrugated cardboard
16 X 20"
2020
$250
Brandywine Sorbet iv
oil on corrugated cardboard
2020
$250

The images in this current “Ancient” painting series are inspired by the landscape of the Brandywine Valley region. There is something about the horizon line and how the shapes formed by hills, roads and farms fit together in the landscape and how the colors stretch out in all directions to the sky that draws my eye again and again.

For me, the act of painting and the paintings themselves are a celebration of renewal and sustainablity. I like to imagine the surface of the painting as a fertile garden, a hill or plot of land that is built up with layers of silt, compost, debris and then scraped down with erosion and repeating again. The geological outcome of the painting captures a moment in this ongoing perennial cycle.