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!
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):
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
painting and had picked up some cheap paint, brushes and canvases
summer before, but those had lingered in the closet until one January
no one was home. A small, hesitant painting from a photograph of a
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
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
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. Ialso have avideo 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. I can't guarantee it, but this may be the only current Meriden CT postcardout there. Available at Gallery 53 in Meriden and through me. 94¢ each plus 6¢ sales tax = $1.00. Contact me if you are interested in the original painting.
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