I am a retired Episcopal priest currently living with my wife Susan on Edisto Island, S.C. Raised on the Charleston waterfront, I have been a Naval officer, construction executive, and an Episcopal priest. Now I am enjoying pursuing life as a watercolor artist.
My subjects are mostly South Carolina lowcountry scenes, especially the harbors, creeks, rivers, and marshes. While Charleston is a wonderful city, the real beauty and uniqueness of the region is its marine delights. The soft light of early morning, especially when enveloped in mist and fog, and the crisp colors of a sunset are why I love painting. Watercolor is the perfect medium for capturing the softness and glow. My goal is to create works of art that reflect my feelings and experiences. These works are not recordings of a scene but are a combination of impressions and reality
My favorite time in downtown Charleston is on rainy days. The colors are enhanced by the glistening sidewalks and are reflected in puddles. Streetlights, traffic lights, and various lights on buildings create interesting patterns. Many of my city paintings are of rainy days.