Painting with freedom, exploring a brave new landscape of life with brushes and paint. Here are both abstract and representational works that are as surprising for me to see as they are satisfying to create.
For these abstracts, it’s about creating depth on a flat surface. There are deep layers of movement and color, framed by shallower layers of color and movement in the opposite direction. How many layers do you see, and in what order do they appear on the canvas? Which layer opens to reveal an inner layer, and how far in does it take you?
These interiors, still-lifes and portraits are informed by painterly qualities characteristic of 19th and early 20th century impressionism, as if I am moving through my own personal expression of art history, from Bonnard, Matisse and Laurencin, up to Joan Mitchell’s monumental abstracts.