I Paint - because my spirit calls me - to capture the site and senses that surround me.
Paint is the material that represents the world outside myself. In my efforts to capture the likeness, I am trying to find a way to reconcile the physical struggle with paint to a narrative impulse to represent the personal. Through working with observed imagery, all of my senses, and some other mysterious element, I am trying to create believable worlds on the canvas or surface. The culmination - I try to relay to the viewer the joy, wonder, color and force of nature which surrounds us in each of my art works. Utilizing color, painterly techniques and sensitivity to the subject matter allows me to portray the "sense of place" and emotions that I interpret from my subjects.
My present works are oil paintings that explore Vintage Americana subjects. Rusting vehicles strewn among the landscape, barns and wood frame buildings abandoned and fading into the landscape, reminding us of days gone by. These are historical and emotional reminders for myself and others.
07/2013 - Rust Buckets - Jaffrey Civic Center - Jaffrey, NH