Size: 10"W x 8"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2010
Ready to Hang
This is one of a series of Oregon Coast paintings I painted.
It is early in the morning. The fog has not yet lifted and the morning sun has not yet crept over the Continental Divide.
I witnessed a violent storm on this beach the night before.
I attended The Maryland College of Art and Design in 1971, where I became excited about abstract art and studied the works of Rothko, Rauschenberg, Johns, Indiana, Thiebaud, and others. This had an effect on my realism. To help finance my schooling, I sketched portraits in the summer on the boardwalk in Ocean City, MD and continued to do this for ten years. It was during those years that I perfected my skill as a portrait painter as well. In 1995 I had a one-person show at Whitehall Gallery in Annapolis MD. Then in 1997 I had a one-person show at Sheryl Leonard Gallery in Potomac MD. I have shown and sold works in various other galleries in Maryland. My works are owned by corporate and private collections including: Sea Colony Resorts, Bethany Beach, DE; Architectural Interiors, Ocean City, MD; Rhodes Consultants, South Point, MD; Artistic Images, Bethany Beach, DE; The Ruddertown Complex, Dewey Beach, DE; Diane Gordy Interiors, Rehoboth Beach, DE; Beltway Plaza Developers, Greenbelt, MD; The Captain Bunting, Ocean City, MD.