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.
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New and Recent Paintings
Equinox, Dark Skies &
Blues for the Night Queen
Zen Series and Chthonic Forces
Mostly Black and White
A Rising from the Dark
The Water Series
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