These abstracts are 36″x36″ paint on canvas and available at the studio.
Reach 36″x48″ acrylic paint and string on canvas
48″x48″ acrylic on canvas, Orange Splash
I spent 33 years doing national security work for the federal government, travelling and working abroad in unstable, sometimes unsafe locations. These experiences continue to directly impact my figurative paintings.
As described by Associate Curator Erica Harrison, Greater Reston Arts Center, the figures “seem to be on the fringe of existence, evoking distant thoughts of fleeting memories or dreams.” It’s inevitable that my life experiences would evoke a general vulnerability of humans, as well as a celebration of resilience and the will to survive. I find that regardless of culture, education, ethnicity, and social status, people all over the world have the same needs and desires. They want safety and security. They desire a better life for themselves and their children. My artwork reflects this universal concern of modern life.
Place a human figure in an image and immediately the picture takes on relevance. It becomes personal. It suggests a narrative. It’s open to questions – who, what, where, why, when. For me, evoking these feelings and questions transforms the image into a deeper exploration of what it means to be human.
During our cold snap here in Washington, DC over the holidays between visits and dinners and Santa I was able to get in some studio time to do these handsome young men.
Each has style and attitude. Going for a hip, cool urban vibe, I tried to imbue the subjects with relaxed confidence. These would be perfect for any home or office setting that needs refreshening. Happy 2018!
Nice to range work around the studio and see them together as a group. Very compatible and complementary. Must get to work now!
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Two acrylic-on-canvas paintings with completely different feel and affect. One, young vital, upright and confident — the other, a study in motion and instability, tentative and anxious. The colors remain the same, only reversed. But, gestural brushwork and pose … Continue reading
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