— Artist's Statement
I have been painting off and on since art school (1969) and have become
more active because I think the contemporary art world is sadly lacking
in work that has a strong emphasis on the abstract qualities of color,
form, and interplay with the surrounding environment. There does not
always appear to be much consideration given to the presentation of
beauty as one of the primary functions of art, to how it enhances
our lives and inspires us to reach farther than we otherwise would.
shape and arrangement of the physical support of a painting, and
the image placed on it (using line, form and color), should interact
together to give the viewer a sense of movement and excitement
of a new discovery. It should draw these feelings out of the viewer
without an immediate rejection of the work as esoteric or threatening.
I don't see the beholder of art as an inherently passive entity, but
as an active participant in a visual and emotional experience in
a conversation that is informed by interactions between form, color
and space. Strong color allied to simple geometric forms is used
define a visual space that extends beyond the boundaries of the canvas,
and to lead the viewer into a visual dialogue on a visceral level.