November 7, 2016

Noir, of the Rouge Et Blanc Et Noir Et Moi series
36 x 36"
Acrylic on Canvas

November 1, 2016

 Musings on Memory:

When i say everything is memory, I mean it.

When I look at these paintings, I see paint on paint,
color on color, pigment over pigment.

Color is coming forward, but receding.
Color is trying to come out.
It's a force of its own, yet it can't quite make it to the surface.

These strokes, I just find so beautiful, so pronounced. By layering, they take control of the eye. They guide the eye with subtle, overlapping textures.
This is, to me, a visual and abstract representation of memory itself.
Because layering is what memory is, in a sense.
One memory; one experience on top of the other. Always trying to reach the surface.
Memories are not everything we are, they are not all we experience and perceive.
They are only a part of us. But they are built, one on top of the other.
Just as life is, essentially, just an accumulation of experiences, of memories, one on top of the other.

Layering. Some reaching the surface, while others trapped beneath.
All of t...

September 22, 2016

I remember as a youngster reading Stendhal’s Rouge et Noir, and that always stays with me, subliminally somewhere…
Then I remember a teacher telling me “White, is the presence of all color.” But then adding to that, as is black.

So I’ve been pondering a series called Rouge, Noir Et Blanc, painted to music. The work would be imbued with the “rhythm and color” of the music. When I work in this vein, I get lost in both the process and the product.
It’s magic!
It works magic on me.

September 19, 2016

John and Marsha Shyer, friends, patrons and owners of the incredibly beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright House in Sammamish, Washington stopped by the Studio today!

They left today with one of my Works on Paper, Crescendo Papier I, as a donation to be auctioned off at the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.

Thank you for stopping by, it is always a pleasure to have you visit and see the new work!

September 6, 2016

We've said goodbye here at the studio to 6 of our favorites!
They are all now on their way to their new home in Florida!
We will miss you hare at the studio, but ever so excited for your new space!

August 22, 2016

Back to painting, Hip Hip, Hooray!
Working hard in the studio this week, 3 paintings going at a time!

August 15, 2016

 Coming off recent series on the constant surge of violence in our societies around the world, WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE?currently working hard in the studio on a new series! More to come soon!


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