These past few months have been filled with new revelations and reflection, as well as a great deal of painting time. Seeing an exhibit of Thomas Cole paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art has confirmed that Cole was deeply influenced by his Englishness, and by the English Romantics of the time, Constable and Turner.
While I have always held a great appreciation for the Hudson River School, native to my own Hudson Valley, I am also under the spell of England, land of my ancestors. With this new series of English landscapes, I bring my romantic impulses full circle.
“Wordsworth Country” (above) has all the poetic feel of the lush hills of England, while “Temple Of The Four Winds” (inset) explores British formal gardens and their follies.