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.
I recently had an inquiry about work inspired by Swallow Falls State Park. All of the paintings that I created around this subject matter have sold, so I thought it was time to create a few new ones. Here is the first of two, Runoff.
If you follow my work, you may notice that one place that shows up often in my work is the Casselman River Bridge. The river is a tributary of the Youghiogheny River. There is a lot of history surrounding the river and bridge.
The historic bridge was built in the early 1800s as part of the National Road and the area is now known formally as Casselman River Bridge State Park. This location is also known as Little Crossings. Located east of Grantsville near Spruce Forest Artisan Village, it’s a popular place with fly fisherman. Sightseers traveling along Route 40 often visit to take a look around.
Below are some of my renderings. Click on each image to view availability.
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.