My art reflects a philosophy of openness and trust in my
life. My growth as an artist has come about from being
open to experience and the world around me, as well as
from sharing the rich heritage of artists of the past.
"OVERVIEW" presents highlights of an
ongoing flow in images and ideas in all mediums. I have
experimented in two and three dimensions with a variety
of processes and materials.
Creating forms with a minimum of preconception has
been a driving force throughout my adult life. Using
criteria based on values learned through formal education
and, increasingly, on intuition, I has learned to trust
my judgement and honor the hidden meanings of what often
appears to be accidental.
Time has been an important factor in the working
process - knowing when to set a piece aside as the flow
of energy and ideas diminishes and having the patience to
wait for solutions to technical problems that I myself
have created. I have gained the perspective to recognize
what appears to be unfamiliar and new on the canvas and
relate that to artistic expression of other times and
places, incorporating it into a language of my own.
Though I am constantly fed by other disciplines such
as music, film and literature, the natural environment
has been my primary source. The rich stimulation provided
by northeastern Connecticut and by Monhegan Island,
Maine, where I have summered for the past four decades,
has allowed me to go beyond visual "scenery" to create a
broader synthesis using all my senses. Through
discovering metaphors in the landscape, connecting many
different aspects of experience, and bringing these
perceptions to the studio, I have been able to make order
of the chaos that impacts and pervades life at this