Raised in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, he moved to California for 22 years and has recently returned East to Philadelphia where he is focusing on watercolor explorations of trees.
His tree portraits are gestural expressions of the subjects and how they affect the surroundings and the viewer. Inspired by Andrew Wyeth and John Singer Sargent, Finn is creating a vibrant vision of nature with a bright palette and a fluid sense of space. He is bringing a modern sensibility to landscape painting by focusing on individual arboreal models rather than the grandiose or expansive perspectives which have dominated the genre for centuries.
Finn attended Parsons School of Design in New York City and College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME. He is currently a member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club.
Philadelphia Sketch Club New Members Exhibit - November 2018
Tree Portraits - Solo Show- College of the Atlantic Blum Gallery - October 2018
Philadelphia Sketch Club Urban Plein Air Exhibit - PSC - July 2018
Artist of the Philadelphia Sketch Club at the Old City Jewish Arts Center - June 2018
Japanese Westerns - Solo Show - Laszlo Gallery, San Francisco - May 2009
Recent Work - Solo Show - Laszlo Gallery, San Francisco - September 2007
Mission Arts Group Show - 535 Gallery, San Francisco - June 1996
Planet Sportswear - Cambridge, MA - 900 sq' - May 1995
College of the Atlantic - Bar Harbor, ME - Gates Community Center - 72 sq' - January 1995
Sunset Grill and Tap - Cambridge, MA - 160 sq' - December 1994
Cool-as-a-Moose - Bar Harbor, ME - 500 sq' - December 1991