My small works are also shown at Gifts at 136 at 136 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543 - 207-563-1011...a most wonderful place to visit!

I began to paint in oil at the Ridgewood Art Institute following the teachings of Frank Vincent DuMond, one of the most influential teacher-painters of the 20th century. Over time I discovered the medium of pastel creating award winning still lifes. Wanting to work in landscape I reached out to contemporary landscape painters taking workshops in the southwest, New England and the New York area.

Continuing this journey of growth and discovery I now work in acrylic, so enjoying this challenging medium using the Munsell color palette. I am hopeful that my paintings offer a glimpse of the myriad preserves and land trusts I visit each year and my interpretation excites and inspires visits to these magical places.

The work has been juried into shows along the east coast from Maine to Virginia with representation in galleries and corporate venues, gaining recognition and awards in three mediums...the journey continues... what's next...

Archived work is available on request.

Midge Coleman down at Ocean Point with her painting Sea Change - 30x40

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You can always view and purchase my work on-line throughout the year or by visiting my gallery/studio by appointment at (207-586-5234 land line) from May 15th - November 1st.  After November 1st call my winter studio at 201-666-4630 for details. Tax, shipping and insurance of a work is included in the price.

Commissions are always welcome to capture on canvas a place special to you or your family...            

During the summer months work can be seen at my gallery/studio at 10 Stony Ridge Lane, Newcastle, ME 04553 . I am painting in the studio most every day, but if out sourcing new subjects, don't want to miss your visit so please call to make sure I can welcome you to the studio at Leap of Faith.

Directions: 10 Stony Ridge Lane doesn't always GPS accurately, so use Meadowsweet Inn for Dogs at 154 West Old County Road, Newcastle, ME 04553. They have a small sign off their mailbox...just past them  (0.2 mi) turn right at the gallery sign onto Stony Ridge Lane.  Our neighbor's business name or address will get you to the gallery  from wherever you might be in Maine or beyond.

The gallery is located on eight acres, with stone walls and flower gardens. The four-mile, seven minute ride off of Route 1 follows the Sheepscot river. The paintings represent 16 years of capturing Maine and offer a diverse selection of Maine subjects from my visits to its islands, land trusts, and the rocky coast.     

the journey