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Acrylic on Watercolor Papers, 12x9 ins., 2019/20
Elements Of Change
With compositions based on and inspired by rocks found in the Arizona desert, these paintings reflect the ever-changing world and are presented, in groups of three, as one of the Classic Elements of Air, Water, Earth or Fire.
I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Bowling Green State University (Ohio), 1976. Most recently I was represented by a gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona until the gallery closed. In the last few years, in particular, I have been able to concentrate more fully than ever on painting and developing my works. Through the years I have had a few solo shows and have been in some group exhibitions. My works are in numerous private collections.
I am grateful to remain passionate and determined with my art, that I am still inspired and excited to pursue new explorations, and that painting in particular and art in general holds such purpose and meaning to me as my life's calling.
Currently I have a studio in Scottsdale, Arizona (with this view of the McDowell...
| ||When we consider voids, I think we're apt to think of them as dark. It occurred to me, though, that voids could also be light. The particular dark and light "voids" of this series, based on rock formations found in Phoenix and Fountain Hills, Arizona, also address the duality of mind and the natural world echoing as one and the same.|
| ||Expressing aspects and elements of The World(s) through compositions based on and inspired by rock faces and formations of the Arizona desert define the in primary focus of these works.|
| ||Built around the theme of Earth Bones as an homage to the Earth, these compositions are based on and inspired by rock faces and/or formations found in the Arizona desert.|
| ||A continuation of the elements within the Vessels and Both Sides At Once series along with inspirations drawn from exploring and living in Arizona during the Fall of 2017.|
| ||The Vessels, symbolic of us, are both the externalization of our inner space and the internalization of our outer space. Both Sides At Once are paintings of symbolism and metaphor representing the inner and the outer, and light and dark, infused with the spiritual.|