Art That Matters
I am drawn to lighthouses because of their noble past and
precarious feature. For centuries lighthouses have faithfully served as guardians of the sea. Now the past and present are merging as lighthouses once again become drivers of commerce. Lighthouses
are some of the most popular tourist destinations that fuel local economies. Many small and remote areas are dependent on lighthouses for their viability. Lighthouses are worthy of preservation for
the benefit, livelihood and enjoyment of present and future generations.
My love of lighthouses has not only transformed the way I travel, but the way I live.
When I am not traveling to a lighthouse, I am often reading, writing about or painting lighthouses. I've painted lighthouses in Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Orleans, New York, London and
Ireland. I am intrigued by the many varieties and designs of lighthouses. My favorite memories are of Lightship 95 and Milneburg Lighthouse. In these paintings, I capture their eternal
essence-undaunted by time and circumstance.