AF: What do you like to do in your free time?
ES: I almost laughed out loud! I haven’t had much free time in that last 10 years, but if I can steal it, you will find me reading a book on my sofa or watching a movie or hiking. I’m never happier than when I’m camping or swimming in a lake, so if I can do that I’ll take it any day!
AF: What is the last show you saw?
ES: I visited the Newport Art Museum here in Rhode Island for the opening of their Domestic Affairs show. That was in February. I need to get to a few more local shows soon!
AF: Who is your favorite living artist?
ES: Currently I think I’d have to say either Michael Workman or Douglas Fryer. They are both landscape artists with a very tonalistic leaning. Their textures, shapes, edges, and colors are all so inspiring to me. When I stumble upon one of their paintings I almost always stop to stare for a good long while.