Writing 'about' is difficult for a painter who likes privacy and most of all simply to work. So here it is, for what it's worth and I prefer that the work speaks for itself, if indeed it does, whatever it says.
I will offer that attention to the integral part of landscape is an abiding theme, the tenacity of plant life, (series paintings) effects of weather; constant seasonal change and the overwhelming beauty of the light which illuminates or withdraws with the movement of the sun. To render landscapes requires being able to discard that which is superfluous to the composition, but vital to the journey the artist takes to retain the essential qualities of a unique place.
I work to give the viewer a sense of place remembered, in atmosphere as well as image, of the natural landscape which surrounds us. Different landscapes, whether new or familiar, each possess their own very specific qualities which trigger memory, recognition and reflection.
My home is in Vermont, but my birthplace is in Scotland where I return to 'touch the old stones' of that ancient highland landscape, sketching and drawing wherever I am, painting later some of the remembered structures, many of which are still inhabited.
West Glover, (Northeast Kingdom) Vermont
Please note that due to global supply chain issues regarding availability of strainer stock, production of stretched canvases may be delayed.