Strawberry Super Moon Over the Salt Marsh

Painting a canvas larger than I measure standing up is like leaving for a trip without a map. You might know what town you are heading to, but an openness for how you get there and what part of town you want to land in allows for chance and exploration. I don’t...

Nightime Flash

Many times, I rush down to the water to catch the sunset. Many times, I’m too late and it has fizzled out to a wispy dud. There are times when I’m too early and I lack the patience or the time to wait for it. Once in a while when I least expect it I get...

It Happens All The Time

It’s a familiar story in the world of painting. I reach a point where I believe I’ve completed my painting, only to find myself drawn back to the canvas by an irresistible urge for just a few more brushstrokes. And, as always, those few become many. It...

I was trapped!

“Infinite Sky at the Edge” by Casey Chalem Anderson 48 x 36 inches oil/canvas I felt cornered like an animal captured in a trap. I couldn’t move my hand normally. My left hand, my painting hand, felt like a paw with no dexterity whatsoever. Everything I...

“Breath of Salt Air”

My Solo Show at The Chequit Hotel on Shelter Island is up through August 14. There are 16 oil paintings throughout the lounge including this one. If you are on Shelter Island, please stop by and have a look. They are open all the time; just walk in and enjoy....