Paint Annapolis is on the way! Learn more about the juried artists and get yourself ready for this historic Plein air painting festival. 

“For almost thirty years I have been drawing and painting aging machines, tools, and buildings. I am particularly fascinated by the junctions of materials and by the corrosive relationship between designed objects, patterns of use, and the passage of time. My work explores the world that we have built, constructed in layers, adapted over generations, and decaying in pieces.”

“People are conspicuously absent from my paintings but are always present by implication. Occupants die or move on, they put up signs and go out of business. Children throw stones and touch door frames which get dirty by the handle. Tools are used, bear scars, and grow weary with the years of service. Through drawing and painting, I am engaged in the archeology of material culture, inspecting, exploring, and celebrating physical manifestations of human history.”

“I think of my work as a love song.”

“I am a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an elected member of Britain’s Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolors and the American Impressionist Society. In 2008 I was awarded the Turner Medal in London for my work. I live and work in Chicago with my wife and family.”

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