At the age of 51, in November of 1998, I left Block Island aboard my 27- foot cutter-rigged sailboat Otter, to sail single-handed around the world. After 32,000 miles and 32 countries, I returned to Block Island in May of 2003. The Joshua Slocum Society presented me with their Golden Circle Award for the accomplishment. (Click for more details: www.otternews.com)
I set up a studio in Bridgeport, CT and have been painting from the 18 watercolor sketchbooks I filled on the voyage, the ten-volume journal, logs, memory, and boxes of reference photos. Summer sailing trips in familiar New England waters provide continued material.
Since I have been home I have had several one-person shows and various group shows. Oyster Boat Running Up the Sound was selected for showing at the 29th Annual International Marine Art Show at the Maritime Art Gallery at the Mystic Marine Museum.
The visual poetry of the many seas I have sailed, its far-flung islands and the ships that venture on it continue to inspire my work.