These recent paintings, acrylic on canvas, 30” x 40”, are from a series I completed in late 2018 and early 2019. In order of their position, top to bottom, their titles are:
“Dance With Me”
“The Writing on the Wall”
“Heaven’s Hill/Angel Light”
They’re each priced at $1,000. (Except for “Storm Light” which isn’t for sale.) Please contact me directly for purchasing details.
A word about these works: While they’re clearly abstract and non-representational, and while they show some of the influence on me of the New York School, I don’t abide by any philosophical or aesthetic principles per se in my work. Besides loving the work of the New York Abstract Expressionists, I must acknowledge the continuing impact on me of the most primitive art on the Planet, as well as my love and study of Asian art and Zen Buddhism. The spontaneity and unplanned use of my particular vernacular of marks, signs, and symbols is always a delightful discovery to my eye once a work is completed. Let your imagination play!
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I’ve included here some representations of my visual art in various media. I welcome inquiries pertaining to such details as the size of the works, their framing, and their prices. Enjoy!
This work, “Seen”, (above) was featured in my first solo show — Lightning Left its Mark on Me — at the legendary Moosewood Restaurant and Cafe in Ithaca, NY, June 2013. In the show’s catalog I wrote: Working only with number two pencil days and nights to see with textures, feel shadows and light, saw what I had seen.
My work is essentially abstract and non-representational, and I learn about it as I create. Drawing is central to this process.
Above is “Penciled In 1” also photographed in situ at the Moosewood show, against those famous mustard-colored walls. This piece sold for $450.00. A sister piece, “Penciled In 2” (below) is still available:
Below is “Fire Sign,” a larger drawing composed with mixed media: graphite pencil, colored pencils, and oil pastels. Photographed at the Moosewood show, its glass is touched by the reflections of light outside the restaurant. It’s always wise to remember that a photo reproduction isn’t the artwork itself.
The large work below, “Homage to the Ancestors” (@29″ x 24″) is indicative of how imagery is suggested to me during the process of composition: working with line and color, inspired by various media (charcoal, oil pastels, colored pencils on paper) I begin to notice something like an identifiable image and to coax it forward to find its place in the evolving work. About this piece, I once wrote: “With tears in my eyes I celebrate the unknown artists who came long before me whose legacy inspires my love of Earth.” I was thinking of the artists of 10,000 to 40,000 years ago who painted the pictures of animals dear to them on the walls of caves.