how the light gets in


oil on linen


Sold through Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont

Featured Artist show
April 2015
Come What May

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

Bluff Head, Huletts Landing, Lake George, New York:
blessed land that can renew any spirit. As I set up my
easel for a small study last summer, the setting sun
was playing with the juvenile trees, making them glow
like little jewels. The grand old cosmic maple tree was
a counterpoint to the youngsters, and the light danced
across the whole space while the lake glowed hot
pink. I thought about what to name this painting for
a long time, discarding names that didn’t fit the feeling
I had while painting. Then I was reminded of this
anthem by Leonard Cohen.