Portfolio > 2013

Painting is a means of self-exploration, a way of leaving an imprint, a visual residue. Although I have flirted with painting landscapes and still lifes over the years, I always come back to abstraction; painting non-objectively continues to challenge and excite me. It allows me to draw from my personal experiences, while keeping my focus on the formal qualities of paint. Abstract forms hover on the verge of becoming recognizable, tangible objects. Private, secret events are glimpsed just before they move or change. There is a sense of anticipation in the works. Forms surface and submerge, press against one another as if for support or come together as if magnetically, sexually attracted. In these works, idiosyncratic markings disrupt and energize the expansiveness of the surfaces and the solidity of the shapes, imbuing the paintings with a quirky sense of humor. The build-up of paint on colored grounds creates a sense of colored air vibrating and breathing– inviting you to enter the paintings.

Boundary 5
Oil on linen
17" x 20"
2013
Mapped 1
Oil on linen
16" x 20"
2013
Under Water 12
Oil on canvas
16" x 20"
2013
Jellyfish
Oil on linen
16" x 20"
2013
Under Water 1
Oil on linen
11" x 14"
2013
For Carol
Oil on canvas
25" x 25"
2013
Whispered 2
Oil on canvas
36" x 40"
2013
Night Aquarium
Oil on canvas
30" x 32"
2013
Under Water 4
Oil on linen
11" x 14"
2013
Jewel 2
Oil on canvas
36" x 40"
2013