Don't all the best things begin

with a mess?

(let's just agree on that right now) 

 

 

Each day's attempt to make some order out of chaos is

daunting, and thrilling. 

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If progress is made...   sometimes that's enough. 

 

 Surface depth, texture, shifts in color and translucency are some of the formal traits I pursue when working.  Inspiration comes from every shadowy corner of my life experience.  The world is a fascinating place to be, most of the time :). 

 

Based in Pottstown PA, I exhibit work in regional

and national shows and galleries.

"Remember,

what things look like is a convention,

not a truth"   - Wendell Castle

 

This quote is one of my favorites.  I like being reminded that after centuries of trying to define art,  it continues to

break out of the cages we create for it.  

"I follow a twisted path, chasing story lines

into the woods"   - Lisa

My work method: more is more, until it isn't. Then, remove what's not helping. The first part of the painting process is as thought-free as I can manage. I fight the need to control my materials, instead approaching them with the same curiosity I would have for any new place I might visit.  

Surrendering to the fact that I will never understand the work completely, I eventually come to appreciate its wisdom.  The content keeps me on a need-to-know basis.

 

A kind of unfolding happens at first that does not move  toward a specific idea.  The undefined figures that emerge reflect thoughts about relationships or things I see around me.  Elements of abstraction stray toward the surreal; best discovered in layers, through time.