Artist’s Statement

My work is an expression of my love of solitude and my search for solace. From the hurried impressions of a fleeting moment when the light is “just so” to the complete abstraction of form and space, the cumulative effect is at once luminous and atmospheric — work that evokes an emotional response whether the imagery be representational or completely abstract.

In my paintings, I try to capture moments when the light creates a contemplative mood compelling the viewer to linger. In my assemblage and monotypes I search for a kind of vocabulary that reflects the struggle between the intrusion of humanity and the harmony of nature.

These words by Lord Byron truly express all that my works represents:

“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.”

As you explore both the contemporary and traditional galleries, I hope that you see in my work places dreamlike yet familiar — somewhere you too might go to for solitude and solace or perhaps a nightmare realized. May these creations be as much an expression of your feelings as of my ability. May my work offer you a quiet, peaceful moment in a world of dissonance and chaos or the comfort that your fears are shared and acknowledged.

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