These six images/links below describe the series that I’m working on simultaneously. I like to paint in series because it keeps me seeing my subjects in a fresh way. The cityscapes have a textural quality that contrast nicely with landscapes. I’m surprised when I hear art students say they can’t find a subject to paint because I see paintings everywhere! The problem for me becomes what not to paint.
2018 marks my 27th year as a full-time artist. I’m fortunate not to be distracted by a “real job,” as they say. But, to be sure, this is my real job. And, it isn’t an easy way to make a living, but every day I feel the same wonderful urge to create. Edgar Degas once said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” I like this because it reminds me how many people have told me they saw a “Donoughe” somewhere. They were referring to a scene, not a finished painting. It is a rich life – one I am honored to share through my work.
“I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.”
“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.”
“If I could say it with words there would be no reason to paint it.”