“The lingering Night” is currently on tour visiting three local high schools over the course of three months. As part of a group show entitled “From Our Studios” featuring artwork created by members of the Cape Cod & Islands Art Educators Association, this painting was seen @ Barnstable High School in February, is on display now @ Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School in the Pauline Hopkins Gallery for the month of March, and will end up @ Nauset High School for the month of April.
Exciting News! My painting, St. Pete, Oil on Canvas: 18″ x 36″ , will be part of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s Seeing the Light exhibition in January and February @ the Cotuit Center for the Arts. This juried show will feature the work of 66 well-known and emerging local artists. The exhibit runs from January 11 thru February 22, 2014.
St. Pete Oil on Canvas: 18″ x 36″
Tel Aviv Oil on Canvas 30″ x 40″
So what happened was…last April I got to go to Israel for the first time and I was so struck by the light that I have spent months slowly creating a new vocabulary for that work based upon what I saw, heard, smelled, and felt during that trip. To say that the light is so different than what I am used to would be an understatement, and this first in a series of abstract works, tries to express both my love of the country and my desire to express the feelings that enveloped me as I traveled around and interacted with the people.
One of a series of assemblages depicting the Exodus story. 12″ x 12″ mixed media on paper and mounted on canvas.
You can catch my work in three exhibitions. The first, at Cove Gallery in Chatham, opened on February 5 and runs thru March 24, 2013, features one of my “Blue Box” series paintings in a Cape Cod & lslands Art Educators Group Show. The second, at the Salt Pond Visitors Center of the National Seashore in Eastham, MA will feature a solo show of my work tied to the sea during the month of March, 2013, and the last will be a small exhibit of my contemporary work in the exhibition space at Barnstable High School beginning on April 23, 2013 and running thru mid-May.
I have updated my “Artist’s Statement” to include the following excerpt from Lord Byron‘s poem, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage. I believe it to be the perfect expression of what I am trying to “say” visually with my art.
“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society where none intrudes,
By the deep Sea, and music in its roar:
I love not Man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the Universe, and feel
What I can ne’er express, yet cannot all conceal.”