untitled, oil on paper, 9.5"x 9.5" 2017
Unscheduled Departure, oil on canvas, 72"x 44" 2017
I am always tying up and then deciding to depart.
Frank O’Hara, To the Harbormaster
For me painting is about asking questions, questions that can’t always be put into words and may not have immediate answers. Ultimately, the art has to be about seeking the truth. From empty canvases something emerges – another question, another painting. In the paintings there is calm and space to ruminate and other times more movement and energy. Each painting is a stop toward a greater destination and a negotiation between external and internal landscapes and visions. Sometimes the memory isn’t so clear as to what was or wasn’t there, what did or didn’t happen.
My recent paintings reference one another. I’m addressing what it is to be of a place that is real and imagined, a place whose weight is on the soul’s shoulders and can’t be shrugged off. The feeling is more gift than burden. The journey continues and leaving is returning.
The Orchestra of Rivers, oil on canvas, 36"x 36" 2017
Late Day, Morris Cove, oil on canvas, 24:x 22.5" 2018
The Landing, oil on canvas, 48"x 96" 2017
Hull, oil on canvas, 20"x 18" 2018
Late Season, Disappearing Day, oil on paper, 5"x 7" 2017
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