Michael Cunliffe Thompson
I am a sailor and an artist. My work is inspired by nature and is expressionist in style. In the summer I spend as much time as possible painting from a sailboat anchored in distant bays of Maine. I try to communicate what it is about the place and time that excites me.
My painting is not “realistic” in the sense that you can recognize where I put my easel. I'm not painting picture postcards. I seek to express something of the spirit of a place.
I have recently been extending my work to landscapes of New England - particularly those I see when hiking or skiing.