The Joy

As part of my journey along the path of growth and transformation, I am continually examining my attitudes, beliefs, perspectives, and relationships. And although this society continually attempts to commoditize everything including people, things, and even experiences, I am not wanting to participate in this distortion.

For me, the value of art lies in the viewer (or purchaser's) response, and what is evoked. To this end, I am making my paintings available at very affordable prices, beginning at a few hundred dollars. If interested, please contact me.

When you abstract the essence of music and visual art, an underlying structure, form and rhythm can be discerned.

The notes, rhythm and tempo of a musical piece can evoke thoughts, feelings and sensations, much the same as colors, texture, strokes and shapes in a painting. This is certainly true in my art, which is a mirroring of my internal landscape as well as a reflection of what is happening externally.

My paintings, because they are abstract, are essentially energy made visible. They are an exploration of the interplay between form and formlessness, emergence and dissolution, using color, texture, and the strokes of the palette knife upon the canvas.

To create my paintings I have to be willing to confront myself, the unknown, the shining void, to go deep within — to go crazy, even, albeit a somewhat controlled madness. It takes courage, and ongoing questing. Otherwise the vitality, energy, life and spirit could not come through.

My interest is in the power of art to uplift, inspire, challenge, and transform.

(prices available upon request)
New and Recent Paintings
Equinox, Dark Skies &
   Blues for the Night Queen

Zen Series and Chthonic Forces
Inner Landscapes
Breaking Through
Mostly Black and White
Rhythmic Impulse
A Rising from the Dark
The Water Series
2005-2006 Paintings
2004 Paintings
2003 Paintings
2002 Paintings
2000-2001 Paintings
Additional Paintings

Large Paintings
Notes from the Studio
Art Talk
Biographical Statement
Art Resumé
Art Interview
Contemporary Art Gallery Interview
In the Studio
Art Connections
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