Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Color Matters at The Painting Center, NYC

Fisherman's Woman; acrylic on paper mounted on panel; 2014
 I had some exciting news recently. Work from my recent Fisherman's Woman series has been chosen for inclusion in a small group show at The Painting Center in New York City. The show seeks to generate diverse conversations about painting and the use of color.

"Color functions on many levels each with its own logic. It can be perceptual, realistic, theoretical, emotional or symbolic. This exhibition examines how color relationships function in the work of twelve artists in picture making."

 I am thrilled to be exhibiting at this venue. The Painting Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to the exploration of painting in all its possibilities. Over the past twenty two years, the center has mounted over 200 exhibitions organized by guest curators.

  The show is scheduled to open this January. The reception will be Thursday, January 7 from 6 - 8 pm.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Earth and Sky at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

  The exhibition at the Cotuit Center for the Arts was a success. Thank you to those of you who were able to attend. The pairing of works between artist Mellissa Morris and myself resulted in a fascinating dialogue in form and color. A good number of people came out for the opening; and the artist talk allowed us to learn a little more about other exhibiting artists, Tim Merry and Michelle Law. I have included some of the best shots of the work.


Two of my drawings on the right and left paired with a painting by Mellissa Morris.
Beginning the night with a little discussion

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Earth and Sky, Cotuit Center for the Arts

Join me on Saturday, September 5th for an opening and artist lecture at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. I will be participating in a joint exhibit titled Earth and Sky with painter, Mellissa Morris.

The exhibit explores the romantic interlacing of edges along the horizon line. The work illustrates spiritual, metaphorical, and narrative spaces that give insight into the psyche and evoke emotional sensibilities.

Coupled with paintings and sculptures from Tim Merry and Michelle Law the night should be an exciting display of contemporary work.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

AS220 show closing and upcoming lecture

In the Air; installed at AS220

 This is the last week to view my current exhibition at AS220. Work from my recent series, Fisherman's Woman, is on display alongside artist Robyn Thomas at the Main Gallery located at 115 Empire St. in Providence, RI.

  I also want to invite you to a spotlight talk I am giving in conjunction with the current group exhibition at the Danforth Museum of Art. This year the museum is giving artists involved in their member's exhibitions a chance to discuss their work in an informal setting. I am scheduled to speak Wednesday, July 1 at 12:30. I'd love to see you there!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Untitled; 36 x 45; acrylic on paper mounted on panel

  Meet my new favorite painting. I'm thinking of entering it in this juried exhibition at Silvermine.

Monday, March 9, 2015

In the Air

In the Air; 36 x 45"; acrylic on paper mounted on panel; 2015

The work in Fisherman's Woman has been growing and changing as of late. The series of 18 x 18 inch paintings petered out at the end of last year with a run of unresolved compositions. It was then that I decided to allow the format of the paintings to expand. The imagery and marks were rough and tactile, somewhat naive, and I felt that a larger size would better accommodate them.

  Six paintings later and the space in the work has radically changed. As often happens to me, I had allowed the work to become too literal - too illustrative. Large expanses were filled with paintings of boats that were ever so clearly articulated with every detail nailed down. The paintings were so specific that they were being denied a larger meaning or more open-ended reading.

  Enter the last three large scale paintings where I have allowed my mind to wander without much of a plan trying desperately to "find" the painting rather than "make" it. It sounds zen, but I'm not sure it is, if I'm trying so hard. It is working. And I am creating a space in the work that feels expansive. I am finding color relationships that surprise me. And I am returning to imagery only when it finds its way in. It's all very exciting.