Hello there

I like to paint in oils and pastels.  I especially like pastels, because they're so easy to work with.

Why do I paint what I paint?  I usually have to be inspired to paint something.  A lot of the landscapes are from various places I have been that have a special meaning to me.  The MBTA paintings remind me of the excitement I felt as a child waiting for the train with my mother.  The San Francisco works were some of the early pastels I did, and were inspired by the special feeling anyone experiences when they go there.

Lately I'm into abstracts, experimenting with colors and images.  I never know what direction a painting will go.

I'd be interested in any feedback!  Does anything here inspire you?

Thanks for stopping by!

John Wise