I was born in Brazil of Italian and Portuguese heritage. Even though Philadelphia is residence, Provincetown, MA is my summer home and my sacred place.
I use oils primarily. I believe working with oils better shows my style and interpretation of landscapes, seascapes, buildings, flowers, and the human form.
I paint what pleases my eyes, touches my heart, and brings me joy. I am fascinated by contrasts of light and shadow, the use of color to convey depth, mood, and symmetry, and the use of lines to draw the viewer in.
A familiar sight for so many of us, old barns sprawled through the countryside and along the roads, a symbol of labor as well as of peace and serenity.
Oil on canvas 9x12 in a black and gold plein air frame.
This is a view of the cottages on Route 6-A as you are approaching or leaving Provincetown, Mass. I am never tired of looking at them. Their symmetry, simplicity, and alignment fascinate me, regardless of the weather. I love to paint them! Oil on canvas 12x16 framed with a white floater frame.
As part of my morning ritual, I like to sip coffee by the front window looking out at the feeder in the front yard and observe the birds having their breakfast. It is a special treat when a male cardinal graces us with his presence and majesty. Oil on linen board 6x8 framed with a slim gold frame.
Fears never told, dreams kept alive, fishermen providing the daily bread for their families. Oil on canvas 12 X 12 with a black and gold plein air frame.
A car drive along the Truro roads on Cape Cod towards the Cold Storage Beach reveals a beauty all the more enhanced by the shimmering reflections on the road left by the gentle rain.
Oil on linen canvas 9x12 in a floater frame. For payment with Zelle and Venmo, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia was saved from the hands of developers by Andrew McCalla Eastwick, who bought the 46-acre property from John Bartram's granddaughter Ann Bartram Carr in 1850.
Andrew Eastwick, one of the founders of the American historic preservation movement, kept the gardens and the Bartram's homestead intact, building his mansion off to the side.
After Andrew Eastwick's passing in 1879, the Eastwick family deeded the property to the city of Philadelphia for use as a public park. Sadly, Bartram's Hall (Mr. Eastwick's mansion) caught fire and burned to the ground in 1885. However, the garden and its original buildings remain as a vibrant pastoral sanctuary in the heart of the city.
Oil on canvas 11x14 commissioned by the great great grandson of Andrew Eastwick, Dr. Walter Johnsen.
I would like to keep you posted on new paintings and new adventures!