"She laughs as she moves her Bishop piece to complete her Checkmate. Her opponent thought fully contemplates his fate."
We saw this couple at a nearby table in a cruise ship bar. I took several photographs, from which this painting was developed. The chess pieces are positioned in the well know Fools Checkmate, with a reputation for quickly defeating the unwary.
I paint ordinary people doing everyday things at interesting places. My strongly edited realistic images of the world reflect the emotions and humor of life's interactions.
They are easy to understand, happy, colorful, often emotional, narrative or picture stories, scenes, and portraits.
Bold contrasts and the limited palette of my paintings, draws you in with their brightness and color. Often with touches of Edward Hopper, Edward Biberman, Max Ginsburg, Andrew Wyeth, or David Arsenault, each with their compelling sense of mood, time, and place that describe moments of shared human experience.
You, the viewer, are encouraged to engage your own unique thoughts, dreams, feelings, and experiences to complete the pictures in new and...
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