A BREATH OF SALT AIR 

You Leave Me Breathless

This is that moment right before we lose the light that allows us to see color. The day is turning into night but not before a spectacular show where the sky lights up...

Back to the Easel

"Spectacular Towd Point " Oil on canvas 24" x 36" by Casey Chalem Anderson It feels so good to be back painting in my studio where it's cool and contained I can paint...

Deep Lavender Fields by the Bay

I waited all year to get to the lavender fields on the North Fork in East Marion. You must time your visit to coincide with the blooming cycle, or you could be...

When Mistakes Don’t Matter

There are numerous mistakes here, but you may not see them.  It doesn't matter because the overall feeling flows, and the line is sensitive.  Sometimes you must let it...

Swept Away

Here's the video of me signing. Click here: IMG_6330  (video will download rapidly, and you can see how big this painting is) https://youtu.be/jkXRTegcXns I signed it....
They Paved the Beach with Asphalt?

They Paved the Beach with Asphalt?

  I’m almost finished with this triptych (three separate panels) of a salt marsh in Southampton. The wide view is glorious, and delicate, so alive and vibrant. Notice how my abstracted piece "Floating World" relates to the landscape in color and the use of...

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How to Find Your Way

How to Find Your Way

  My abstract paintings generate thoughts that can’t quite be expressed in a traditional painting. We are bewildered in the face of the new world we now live in and that calls for new perspective. We have to think differently. We have to learn how to function...

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My Painting Was Stolen!

My Painting Was Stolen!

We were all still wearing heavy winter coats and it was Thursday, the day that Dan's papers is distributed in stacks and bundles to every outlet in the Hamptons. I was having a show of my paintings at a small jewelry store on Main Street, Southampton. My painting...

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Which side are you on, Team Art or Team TV?

Which side are you on, Team Art or Team TV?

It was late on a rainy Sunday morning when the TV was blaring.  The sound was ruining my cozy feeling of being warm and comfortable while I drank a hot cup of coffee. I just wanted to hear the rain blasting against the window with me safe inside. Do you have a TV in...

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Painting Like the Tides

Painting Like the Tides

The waves come in, the waves go out. I paint it in, I repaint it out. Often people have asked me, "how long did it take to paint that picture?". I never know the answer. I know approximately how long the painting was on my easel, but determining when a painting is...

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“Quartz Wave” Reflections

“Quartz Wave” Reflections

Here at the ocean it can feel balmy on a gray day. Cloud cover usually warms things up. I can smell that salty scent floating in the air and it sends memories of days that feel just like this one flooding into my head. My mind travels back in time. I could be looking...

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If everything is changed, what now?

If everything is changed, what now?

You feel the full frontal force of nature coming toward you in both of these waves. They are majestic in shape and color. I love how oil paint can be thinned to transparency and layered to achieve the sensation of looking through water. Blend and dab the paint...

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Have you seen a whale lately?

Have you seen a whale lately?

Did you see any whales swimming by this summer? It is almost eerie.  I mean we know that they are out there but when we see one breaching the surface it is ASTONISHING. This summer they swam so close to the shore it was surprising and wonderful and alarming all at the...

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The First Time Was Horrible

The First Time Was Horrible

  The first time I got up the nerve to ask about how I might have one of my paintings on the cover of Dan’s Papers the editor told me “we have famous people on our cover”. That was many years ago. I went to the tiny office which was in Bridgehampton at the time...

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Only For a Flash

Only For a Flash

I'm awestruck every time I come across an unexpected flower field. This cosmos field was at the Sagaponack Farm Distillery, Sagaponack, NY. where they actually distill vodka made from local potatoes. They have a bright and airy tasting room to check out if you go to...

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How to hold on to Summer

How to hold on to Summer

Every August it happens. Summer starts to fade away in small increments as the light subtly changes  We have all had a strange and extremely challenging Summer but still.....I want to hold on to the way my body feels at the ocean. I want to hold on to the pure...

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Salad As An Artwork?

Salad As An Artwork?

Okay, it’s salad. Salad with lots of ingredients to make it full of all the good things I think I need. When I eat a salad, even when it has extras like cheese and nuts, I feel I am doing something good for myself. I don’t feel guilty eating it. Isn’t that terrible?...

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Mysterious Aqua Stripe

Mysterious Aqua Stripe

  Way back in Covid time 3 or 4 weeks ago, when things seemed like they were finally relaxing, when shelter in place was lifting, I made plans to meet my good friend at the Ocean. Why not I thought? We would wear our masks and drive there in separate cars. It was...

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Can Walls Talk?

Can Walls Talk?

  It’s so hard to resist. Even in these most serious of times, I find myself endlessly curious about the insides of other peoples' homes.  I've always taken a keen interest in the art on the walls on TV or in a movie. What is the art telling me about the story? A...

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