Introduction

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House with Blue Trim (Anstruther, Scotland)

Whether sitting with my sketchbook at a Parisian café or bracing my easel against the wind and rain on a bluff overlooking a Scottish harbor, painting outdoors is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding aspects of my work. While these are the ideal locations for the plein air painter, finding the beauty in an alley or looking for new painting spots can be just as fulfilling. The knowledge that beauty and fulfillment are a mere stone’s throw away constantly pulls me outside to record the world around me.

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