Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Mackworth Island Circa 1835

Hi and Happy New Year!! Here is my latest painting "Mackworth Island Circa 1835".  This harbor scene is named for one of the many islands in Casco Bay, and it is painted on a fully cradled and braced Baltic Birch panel (24" X 36") with a crackly, aged patina. Both the original and Fine Art Giclee prints are available!  Please visit my website: for additional information.

Mackworth Island 
Circa 1835

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Bringing a Wonderful Country Table "Back to Life" !

Working on a new project...which involves bringing a great country table “back to life”! It appears to me that this beautiful oak table, with gorgeous turned legs, had recently been used as a kid’s craft table! Sticky stuff everywhere on the black spray painted tabletop! Really? I am just now sketching out ideas for the Rufus Porter-inspired painting that will soon decorate the table! Even contemplating some Moses Eaton, Jr. style embellishments!  Be sure to visit my website where you can view some of my recent table projects!

Friday, December 11, 2015


Here is a sneak peek at the finished piece…mentioned in the previous post!  It is a quintessential Rufus Porter-inspired harbor scene!  The mural, done with acrylics, is painted on a fully cradled (2” cradle) and braced Baltic Birch panel, 24" X 36" and ready to hang. The painting has a lovely vintage appearance...crackled in many areas. In approximately 2 weeks, I will apply a barrier coat and then several coats of a matte shellac. This original will be for sale, and I will also be offering fine art giclee prints!  It will be posted soon on

Monday, December 7, 2015

New Rufus Porter Inspired Landscape Mural!

I just started a new Rufus Porter inspired harbor scene!  Backgrounds are done,  and the "shells"  of the colonial homes on the main island are in.  This painting is 24" X 36".  All of  the harbor scenes that I paint are my interpretation of Porter's view of Casco Bay, Portland Maine.  Around 1812, when young Rufus was a fife and drummer in the Portland Light Infantry, he trained many days on Munjoy Hill.  At that time, the hillside was planted with magnificent feather duster Elm trees, which surrounded his view of the harbor.  Some believe that the expansive harbor scenes that he would later paint on the walls of homes, inns, and taverns were inspired by his memory of those days spent on Munjoy Hill overlooking Casco bay with its numerous islands and sailboats.  Please visit for more information on my paintings in the spirit of Rufus Porter!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

New Website dedicated to Rufus Porter Inspired Scenic Landscape Murals!

Today I am announcing the launch of my new website !  This website is a continuation of my work in the area of Early American Decoration, and is focused on one of America's most important folk artists, Rufus Porter.  On this website I am offering original art, fine art giclee prints, and painted country tables all inspired by the 19th century scenic landscape murals of Rufus Porter.  Each painting is a tribute to the genius of Rufus Porter and to life in the small villages and coastal towns of 19th century New England.  Please stop by!