Pittsburgh View – An Extension of Waterways and Working Boats
This piece,Pittsburgh View, may seem like a departure from my typical subject matter. I spent most of my life living in Pittsburgh, PA. While the region directly influenced my Working Boat and Waterways series, I haven’t created much art of the city itself. This painting is one of two on canvas reflecting the beauty of the city.
The subject matter in my Working Boats and Waterways collection of art ranges from commercial fishing vessels to boats that ferry supplies along the seaboard and inland waterways. I recently organized much of this work in a new gallery, which you can view here. Included here are a few examples that illustrate the scope of vessels I like to paint.
This year, the family gathered on Hilton Head Island to celebrate Christmas. The first part of the week was rainy, as much of the southeast was right before the holiday. Thankfully, the second half of the week cleared up, and we were able to get some beach and golf time in.
This area of the country has provided a lot of subject matter from my paintings, from coastal scenes to wildlife and working boats.
To view more of my work, visit my complete gallery.
In this artist statement, I explain how my love for waterways started back when I was a boy, and my father would take me with him to the Pittsburgh wharves during his truck deliveries. I came across some old photos depicting that period in time. In this first photo, if you look closely, you’ll see the river and some working boats in the back. I also find the old trucks pretty interesting.