Earth, wind, fire and water are the essential physical elements, and exist seen or unseen in every landscape. Quintessence, the fifth element, we cannot see, but it gives the four physical elements their meaning. It is called by many names: spirit, akasha, the void. In this body of work I am exploring the presence of all five elements.
I continue to have the companionship of great artists with me in my studio: musicians, poets, writers and painters. While I paint I am listening to music, referring to books of poetry and looking up song lyrics. Each painting is driven by a visual idea from the landscape, formal experimentation with color, texture and material, and inspiration from a particular line from a poem or a lyric. Look to the titles for clues. For me all three elements of idea, formal consideration and inspiration must be present for the work to come together. Rothko said there is no such thing as a good painting about nothing.
I am so honored for the opportunity to show my work at Turner Fine Art.
Recent solo exhibitions
2017 “Our Valley,” Lobby of the St. John’s Medical Center, Jackson Hole
2017 Ode to the Beatles, The Stable, Jackson Hole
2017 Telling Time, The Stable, Jackson Hole
2015 Conversations, The Center for the Arts, Jackson Hole
2015 Time Sensitive: Abstracted Landscapes, Daly Projects, Jackson Hole
2014 Landscape as Metaphor, Oregon College of Art and craft; Craft, Portland
2014 Center of Wonder, Jackson Hole
2010 Bearing Witness, The Dairy, Boulder
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