elarsonphoto_-0394.jpgI work in 3 or 4 styles and landscapes are my prominent subject matter.  Bright color combinations usually dominate my paintings.  My scenes are from all over the United States with a lot of the Southwest Desert and Washington, D.C. I chose to move to North Carolina from Washington, D.C.  because of the natural beauty of the state.  We have a wonderful access to mountains and seashore here in the Piedmont.  As a landscape painter I have more material than I can ever get to.

I’ve done a lot of water studies and floral still-lifes.  Why do people love looking at water?  I think it has to do with the constant change between patterning and randomness.  Where patterns meet chaos is a recurring theme of mine.  Examples of this would be changing ripples in a river or light dappled maples in the fall.

Member of Great Falls, Fairfax and Vienna Art Leagues.  Awarded Best in Show at monthly Fairfax League Show.  Awarded Honorable Mention at annual Great Falls League show

Education:  B.A.  Art History and Studio Art from University of Virginia,  1977

If you have any questions or comments about my work, feel free to get in touch.

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