SELECTED WORKS

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Susquehanna Valley: Luminist Studies 

Created en plein air, from memory and from photographic reference, these studies examine the Susquehanna River Valley, its flora and fauna, geologic features, weather patterns and cloud formations in all times of day and seasons. Utilizing a broad spectrum of media these works range from painterly studies and tiny miniatures to larger fully realized pastel drawings and paintings. More traditional and direct in their approach, these works provide a vocabulary of natural and atmospheric details which inform and are often later incorporated into more complex narrative works in the studio. Although often utilizing 19th century Hudson River School type techniques and devices to portray and document the sublime beauty of the Susquehanna River Valley, these works also incorporate the 21st century mark of human habitation and activity, including ever-present jet trails in the sky, plumes of steam and smoke from riverside factories and power plants, as well as the bridges, highways, towns and dots of light on the horizon at dusk, all reminders of the continual expansion of civilization which remains a constant threat to the river valley's fragile ecosystem.

 

 

Winter Gulls on the Susquehanna,  oil on museum board, 2009, 8.75 x 15.75 inches

private collection

 

 

George Sorrels painting the Susquehanna,  oil on museum board, 2009, 12.5 x 11 inches

private collection

 

Cloud Study, Turkey Point,  oil on museum board, 2016, 7 x 7 inches

private collection

 

 

Cloud Study, Long Level,  oil on museum board, 2005, 11 x 15 inches

private collection

 

 

Cloud Study II,  oil on museum board, 2015, 4 x 4 inches

private collection, Dartmouth, MA

 

 

Thunderheads, Dusk,  oil on museum board, 2015, 4 x 6 inches

private collection

 

 

Rising Cloud,  pastel on museum board, 2017, 

5 x 3 inches, private collection

 

 

Wind and Ice, Susquehanna,  oil on panel, 2015, 18 x 31 inches

private collection (shown in frame)

 

 

Veil,  oil on museum board, 2015, 9 x 7 inches

private collection (shown in  frame)

 

 

Equinox,  pastel on museum board, 2017, 6 x 5 inches

private collection

 

 

Storm Clouds, Chickies,  pastel on museum board, 2018, 11 x 17 inches

private collection

 

 

Formation,  pastel on museum board, 2016, 9 x 13 inches

private collection

 

 

Crossing,  pastel on museum board, 2016, 12 x 12 inches

collection of First Lady Frances Wolf and Governor Tom Wolf, Mt. Wolf, PA

 

 

Arch,  oil on museum board, 1999, 15 x 11 inches

private collection

 

 

Backlight,  pastel on museum board, 2016, 15 x 24 inches

private collection

 

 

Opening,  pastel on museum board, 2021, 11 x 13 inches

 

 

Black Dog,  pastel on museum board, 2021, 11 x 13 inches

 

 

Black Dog,  pastel on museum board, 2021, 11 x 13 inches

 

 

Black Dog,  pastel on museum board, 2021, 11 x 13 inches

 

 

Sunset, Roundtop,  pastel on museum board, 2019, 11 x 17 inches

private collection

 

 

Weeping Willow II,  pastel on museum board, 2020, 11 x 17 inches

collection of Roundtop Trust

 

 

Harvest Moon, Ticquan,  pastel on museum board, 2020, 14 x 24 inches

private collection

 

 

Winter Clouds, Night,  pastel on museum board, 2012, 6 x 8 inches

private collection

 

 

Harvest Moon, Susquehanna,  oil on panel, 2016, 28 x 45 inches

private collection

 

 

Setting Moon, Susquehanna,  oil on panel, 2019, 28 x 45 inches

private collection

 

 

Highpoint,  oil on museum board, 2009, 21 x 30.75 inches

collection of York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA

 

Susquehanna Valley, Dusk,  mixed media on museum board, 2009, 5.25 x 6.5 inches

private collection

 

 

Otter Creek,  oil on panel, 2003, 15 x 24 inches

private collection

 

 

High Water,  oil on museum board, 2004, 11.75 x 13.75 inches

private collection

 

 

Susquehanna Nocturne,  pastel on museum board, 2015, 11 x 13 inches

private collection

 

 

Lemon Tree Farm,  pastel on museum board, 2012, 36.25 x 22.25 inches

private collection

 

 

Cloud Study III,  oil on museum board, 2015, 5 x 7 inches

private collection

 

 

Riverside,  pastel on museum board, 2020, 4.75 x 6.25 inches

private collection

 

 

Receding Storm, Chickies,  oil on museum board, 2015, 3 x 5 inches

private collection

 

 

Distant Storm,  pastel on museum board, 2018, 4 x 4 inches

private collection

 

 

Morning Snow,  pastel on museum board, 2013, 5.25 x 6.75 inches

private collection

 

 

River Fire,  pastel on museum board, 2018, 3.5 x 3.5 inches

private collection

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Migration,  mixed media on paper, 1997, 20 x 27.75 inches

private collection (on long term loan to Susquehanna National Heritage Area)

 

 

Winter Flocks,  oil on panel, 2001, 24 x 15 inches

private collection, Vero Beach, FL

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