Connecticut painter (& photographer)
Landscapes, Seascapes and more


Tucker II


These two above are not for sale. They were a pre-birth gift to my grandson for his room. The dog is his older brother and the bunny was his father's favorite stuffed animal a long time ago. They now hang in his room!

Thursday, October 1, I (and my paintings) will be at Main ARTery at the courthouse plaza in downtown Meriden. The Meriden Arts Council puts on this annual event in conjunction with the Main and Vine Winetasting event.
The Main ARTery is our annual art show done in conjunction with the Main and Vine Winetasting event. - See more at:
The Main ARTery is our annual art show done in conjunction with the Main and Vine Winetasting event. - See more at:

At some point this fall, some of my paintings will be hanging in the Secretary of State's office in Hartford.             

Recent works (click on the picture):



Until January 2006, I had not picked up a paint brush for over forty years when I was back in middle school. In the back of my mind, I had thought about trying painting and had picked up some cheap paint, brushes and canvases the summer before, but those had lingered in the closet until one January day when no one was home. A small, hesitant painting from a photograph of a boulder in the Hammonasset surf of Long Island Sound was the beginning. I felt sufficiently encouraged with the results of that painting to take an acrylic painting course with the Middletown Adult education, and in the fall of 2006, met painter and teacher Aleta Gudelski of Durham CT. I took private lessons with Aleta until the summer of 2010 and credit her with helping me discover myself as a painter.

While my painting ability lay dormant for decades, it is a talent possibly drawn from my genetic pool. Great-great grandfather James Barton Longacre was the chief engraver for the United States Mint (he designed the Indian Head Penny). My grandmother, Breta Longacre DelMar, and great aunt, Lydia Longacre (never got meet either of them), were both accomplished painters and members of the Old Lyme Art colony at the Florence Griswold House (now the Florence Griswold Museum).

I am primarily drawn to New England seascapes and landscapes these days, using acrylics on canvas and on board. I primarily work from my own photographs (please see my Flickr page) in my home studio.

You may also see my paintings through my Flickr site, which may be an easier way to see them all, if you are so inclined. I also have a video of my paintings that I posted in 2012 in Youtube. Click the icon, set for 480p, and view in full screen.


If you have questions or would like to be notified when I post new work or have a new exhibit,  please follow me on Facebook. You may also e-mail me at
This site is primarily about my paintings, but I am also including a link to my  photo page.  If you are interested in prints from my photos, please let me know. My photos have been published in books, magazines and used in websites.

Castle Craig, Meriden CT.  Postcard available at Gallery 53 in Meriden and through me. 94¢ each plus 6¢ sales tax = $1.00. Also available as a set of note cards through me.


Contact me if you are interested in the original painting.

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