Painting and Passages
A working Artist traveling by sea.
After living in Atlanta for 25 years we left our land life and all our stuff for an adventure aboard a 42 Kadey Krogen trawler named Forever Exploring. Over the last four years and 12,000 nautical miles we explored the East Coast from Ontario to the Bahamas, & now the British Columbian coast and across the Gulf of Alaska to Kodiak Island and the Kenai Coast.
Continuing my passion for painting was a paramount decision for beginning our nomadic life and has only caused to enrich our journey.
With an unconventional lifestyle must also come unconventional work environments. My studios since living aboard have included an old bait shack in Beaufort, SC, a houseboat in Stewart, Florida, a studio in the San Jaun Islands over looking Friday Harbor, an abandoned canvas shop in Sidney, BC among others. However, my favorite studio is painting on the aft deck while at anchor, listening to the water lap against the boat with the New York skyline in the distance, or the call of a Trumpeter Swan in Prince William Sound Alaska.
Painting on a boat and a diverse myriad of locations my medium of choice for the last 25 years also needed to change. Throwing out the oils for technical and environmental reasons, I now work in watercolor, inks, charcoal, and oil pastel. I love change, adventure and a challenge and a new medium fits the bill.
Everything about my work and life may be in flux, but I am still able to produce work for the Galleries that represent my work on a regular ongoing basis.
I am living the subject matter of my artwork and hope it evokes universal memories for all who love the water as much as I do.
I am Forever Exploring the world by sea and through my art.