These newly completed paintings are now available at Georgetown’s Susan Calloway Fine Arts — 1643 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007. http://www.callowayart.com
This grouping of paintings features fresh jazzy figures that have the feel of society on the edge. With mostly vivid colors and painterly brush strokes, I’ve tried to maintain a blur between the real and imagined. They have a contemporary aesthetic that’s infused with emotional tension.
As always, ambiguity and ambivalence rule. All interpretations of these figures remain valid, possible, even probable. I prefer that my paintings address those things that do not lend themselves to easy description.
Selecting the right artwork can be tricky. It’s always a good idea to see it in a residential setting – a test for tone and style within a room. I personally like art that makes me think and provides a lively counterpoint to otherwise static elements of furniture. Some people prefer a more peaceful, languid feeling. Everyone has a different goal for their personal space.
Regardless of preference, trying something out in the room for size and impact makes sense. Whether stimulating or calming, a one of a kind, handmade work of art will elevate the area and make it special. If it doesn’t work, you can always return it to the gallery for another piece that meshes just right with your preferences and objectives.
Here, I’ve displayed some newish pieces at home before delivery to the gallery. Each makes a unique focal point, but I think they look good together, too.