WELCOME

Wellesley Free Library

530 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 

October 2023

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I’m having a Solo Exhibit in the Foyer/Lobby of the Main Wellesley Library during the entire month of October. Check it out. Thanks

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Originally from Western Pennsylvania, I moved to the Boston area in 1980 to work in the architectural profession and to explore options for graduate school. A few years later I completed a Master of Architecture at MIT and continued on with my architectural career. Fast forward – after almost 40 years in architecture – the last 20+ years as one of the founding partners of MDS/MILLER DYER SPEARS in Boston – I decided to focus my energy on the fine arts – particularly painting.

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Architecture is about conceiving and ‘building’ form. This approach is reflected in my painting as well. My main interest is in the role light and color play when used to define forms – be they human or city forms.   A fair amount of my work includes the affect that water (both the Charles River and Boston Harbor) has on defining our urban landscape. 

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The collection of paintings in my recent show at the Newton Free Library Gallery reflects my interest in capturing the character of light in a variety of conditions. A series of four paintings called ‘Shadow Studies’ explores the beauty of tree shadows in a variety of seasons/lighting conditions. A second series, ‘Gray Light Studies’, captures the many colors of gray present in low lighting levels. The last group, ‘Sepia Studies’  represents my observations of people interacting with each other and the landscape. These paintings are monochromatic oil paintings – done in a series of washes. 

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Hope you enjoy the site. If you wish to inquire about any of the paintings, would like to commission a painting/portrait, or are interested in classes, feel free to drop me a note in the form below.

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SHOWS

UPCOMING SHOWS:
Newton Open Studio – April 29th and 30th 2023 at New Art Center at Trio – 245 Walnut Street 2nd Floor
Wellesley Public Library Gallery – Month of October 2023
PAST SHOWS:
Light Reflections – Newton Free Library –  October 4th -30th 2022
Solo show, Portraits People/Places, Newton Free Library 
Solo show, Human and Landscape Portraits in Watercolor, Newton Free Library
Solo show, Human and Landscape Portraits in Watercolor, Norumbega Gallery, Weston
Group Show, Urban Portraits, NewTV Gallery, Newton