I PAINT THE REMEMBERED SENSATION
Cultural origins fascinate me and making art concretizes experiences.
I have spent decades searching for these “first times” which has lead me across the world and into myself. This way of discovery becomes the director for my own creative process. Making art, traveling, and living are the same thing: revealing, connecting, and creating. And specifically, in terms of my artwork, always reinventing.
My work is constantly changing in reaction to evolving life. Casting my eye back through Art History, I am more akin to the Symbolists and more broadly an Expressionist. This art reflects ideas, experiences, sometimes universal notions. Like history, my multi media paintings develop in layers, stacked, constructed, and at times torn back to reveal earlier occurrences. Bits and pieces from previous times and travels are collaged in, adding texture and breadth. Landscapes, figures, still life, and concepts gathered from travels near and far and are translated into evocative, symbolic, compositions.
Whether adventuring in the studio or the world, it is the same process. Leaps of faith lead me down paths often frightening, always challenging. My paintings show up at the intersection of archetype and ethnic, past and present, through the creative encounter.
I show actively in Central and South Eastern Pennsylvania. But, Lancaster PA is my home base and Red Raven Art Gallery exhibits and carries my work.