New work from studio: Chautauqua County Streams, New York

From March 2-30, 2012, I will be presenting a solo exhibition in the Octagon Gallery, which is part of the beautiful Patterson Library in Westfield, New York. I have always been a fan of the library and its architecture along with its collection of historic paintings of the Westfield and taxidermy specimens.

Over the past few years, my research and exhibitions have been outside the region so I haven’t had much of an opportunity to make paintings of some of my favorite locations that are close to home.

This is a rare opportunity for me to dedicate a good bit of time to documenting these scenes. I am planning on creating six to eight new four-foot paintings of water scenes from Westfield (Chautauqua Creek), Fredonia (Canadaway Creek), Arkwright (Canadaway Creek), and Brocton (Corell Creek) during different times of the year.

These are three of the recently finished works for the exhibition.