Landscape

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New York

I have lived in "Upstate" New York for several years now. My love for the rolling farm land, diverse landscape,and unique architecture are expressed in this gallery. Upstate has strong seasonal changes giving many opportunities for a variety of plein air painting. All this plus the Adirondack Park make my home here in Upstate New York a great painting location.
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Florida

Living in Southwest Florida for 8 years gave me a strong appreciation for it's unique light and landscape. These plein air and studio landscape paintings include the areas of Naples, Marco Island,Sanibel Island and more. Whether beaches full of sunshine and palm trees,sunsets,or "Old Florida" architecture Florida never disappoints as a landscape and cityscape painting destination.
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Colorado

I was introduced to the majestic beauty of Colorado in the summer of 2011. Without hesitation I can say that the Crested Butte area is one of the most picturesque and paintable landscapes I have seen. This gallery represents my summer plein air painting trips to the Crested Butte, Colorado landscape.
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Other Travels

This gallery represents a variety of painting locations throughout the US in addition to a trip in 2011 to County Kerry Ireland. Some domestic paintings are from plein air festivals such as the Easton Plein Air Competition while others are from my own painting adventures from coast to coast.

“Chad your work is so fantastic and inspiring!
…truly gorgeous and captures the feeling of this beautiful place.”
-Anastasia