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    “Living Elements” presents paintings inspired by nature, the people in my life and moments when I contemplate my surroundings. The human subject… Read More
    “Living Elements” presents paintings inspired by nature, the people in my life and moments when I contemplate my surroundings. The human subjects in my works are friends. I paint friends both in an attempt to understand them better and to honor their existence. All of the subjects inhabiting my works, whether people or trees, present a dichotomy: appearing on one level to be sentient and evolving yet, alternately, feeling alienated from society and lacking value. We seek to recognize ourselves and our emotions in art, to be at one with the familiar and come face to face with the painful reality of human experience. Trees as the subject of landscape are significant in my work. Possessing the components of visual drama, my trees stir restlessly against flat backgrounds, always distinct, always separate. It is within this connection to nature that I find a path to examine and understand the environment. Paintings reinvent the world and make us believe in a parallel universe where things may appear real with their gleaming hard surfaces or shadowy soft facades; that fleeting moment in art when we see movement without movement is like a magicians performance, expressing both stillness and activity where forms bend, fragment, stretch and shrink...then suddenly all becomes clear to the viewer. To me, process is key. The painting process allows me to escape from technology and enter a contemplative space to examine the human condition. I invest “raw” color with symbolic meaning positioning myself to delve into a psychologically charged milieu - one that conveys my intent without revealing the final outcome. Over the course of my career I have come to appreciate precise observation, economy of visual language, along with the tremendous power of imagery and its role in the emotional and intellectual process of creating. Through the creative process I confirm my belief that art is always a true expression of oneself. Read Less
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