CAPE ANN

Behind School Street

Behind School Street – Mason Court
1984, oil on canvas; 72″ x 72″,
destroyed in studio fire 1997

After graduate school and eight years of living and working and exhibiting in Boston, we moved back to Gloucester––to the north shore where the light and air are conditioned by the north Atlantic. I tried to capture some of that light in this series of paintings, and I was seeking a means of re-connecting with the place and my roots in plein-air painting. Many great painters have recorded their vision of this place: Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Reed Kay––and many other painters have drawn inspiration and energy from the raw beauty of the cape: Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, Stuart Davis, and Marsden Hartley to name but a handful. I too have found Cape Ann to be an enduring source of inspiration and energy for my work––as the more recent series “Presence/Absence” reveals.
Above Hovey School

Above Hovey School
1985; oil on canvas; 30″ x 48″

lost in studio fire 1997

City Hall Roofs

City Hall Rooftops

1985; oil on canvas; 16″ x 18″ 

private collection

Collins Square in the Fog
Collins Square
1985, oil on canvas; 72″ x 48″,
private collection
Cornwall Bridge
Cornwall Bridge
1987, oil on canvas; 30″ x 48″,
available
Dream Above Hovey School

Dream Above Hovey School

1985; pastel; 20″ x 30″

damaged in studio fire 1997; restorable/available for purchase

Gloucester Roof Tops
Gloucester Roof Tops
1984, mixed media on paper; 22″ x 40″,
destroyed in studio fire 1997
Housatonic River

Housatonic River

1987; oil sketch on panel; 10″ x 16″

available

Porch at 17 School St
Porch at 19 School St
1986, oil on canvas; 48″ x 60″,
destroyed in studio fire 1997
Porch at 17 School St 2
Porch at 19 School St
1986, oil on canvas; 48″ x 72″,
available
Portrait of Meg '86

Portrait of Meg

1986; oil on canvas; 48″ x 72″

destroyed in studio fire 1997

Sam's Barber Shop

Sams Barber Shop
1984, oil on canvas; 30″ x 28″,
destroyed in studio fire 1997

Walker Street Bridge
Walker Street Bridge
1987, oil on canvas; 30″ x 48″,
private collection
Widows Walks
Widows Walks
1984, oil on canvas; 20″ x 36″,
destroyed in studio fire 1997