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 and has recently been awarded a Maker/Creator Fellowship at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Delaware, where he will be painting portraits of their amazing collection of trees.