A PERSONAL STATEMENT ABOUT MY PAINTING
Speak to me in pictures; Listen to me the same. The Art of Painting is a continuing exploration. I am drawn to intimate scenes and people. Where is the inward thought; a pre-occupied hand? The slight gesture of unguarded moments; the revelation of a vulnerable humanity. Turning to Nature, I admire the courage of salt grass at the edge of waters; I find strength in a view flushed by the tides of immense ocean; I face the raw sublime and yield to the veiled calm of a serene sky. My advice to anyone wanting to make or appreciate art is simple --Look to the image that speaks to you of Nature and of Human Nature. Approach these with patience, energy, care. I use traditional media and methods. I am not alone but am heartened by the vast energy pouring into the arts of our time. We are privileged to be part of it.
below is an article in Marin Magazine from May 2017. My painting, The Point Bonita Light was featured on the cover that month with this story inside.