Paintings

As an artist, new information and experiences are vital to my work.  The shifting and selection of those bits and pieces of information that are most useful spark and enliven my creative energies.  The need to know compels further exploration in the search for news ways of making "visible". The result of this pursuit, hopefully is continual growth and farther development.

My work is about the joy of the human spirit. Joy, to me, is not happiness, but a deep abiding knowledge; "a knowing" that is  way down deep inside each person. My paintings are about rhythmic patterns and layered surfaces that reflect my belief in the human spirit.

Making visible, for me, is about the asking of questions. Questions cause search, leading to discovery, resulting in invention.  This is a process that invites and reveals new ways of realizing my sensibility and voice.  The kind of information I need as an artist is the result of constant search.  The information that I use becomes the vehicle that best enables and encourages discovery, invention and the process of "making visible".

Everything Is On Its Way to Somehow
Everything Is On Its Way to Somehow

48"x96" m/m o/c Commissioned by the Philadelphia Kimmel Center, 2004.

Joyful, Joyful
Joyful, Joyful

48"x56" m/m o/c 2017

Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace

15'x8' m/m o/c on canvas Commissioned by the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 2017.

Ancient Futures
Ancient Futures
What was Is, What Is Was
What was Is, What Is Was

48"x48" panel 2010

Shorthand for the Real
Shorthand for the Real

60"x 60", m,m o/c 2012

Intention & Improvisations #1
Intention & Improvisations #1

15"x 15" m/m o/c panel 2011