Saints – Chapter 1

Saints – Chapter 1

(in the artist own words) [one_half]In the 1990’s on a visit a friend’s studio, I noticed a photo gallery of an assortment of people pinned on a wall above his work space. Some of the faces I recognized and some I did not. The photographs included the likes of Mahatma Gandhi, a poet (I can’t remember who),…

Staying Above Water – Boats

Staying Above Water – Boats

(In the artist’s own words) The abstracted boat shape seen in this gallery evolved from a more obvious representation of a boat form. The boat metaphor is meant to convey many feelings and ideas that the abstracted version seemed to express more directly than it’s realistic brother. So here we have a boat perhaps impaled on a…

A Horse and His Ride

A Horse and His Ride

(in the artist’s own words) Like the image of a palm tree, the horse image is rooted in a childhood experience. At roughly the age of ten or eleven, on a family trip to the Sonoran desert in Mexico, a horse ran away with me. The horse sensed my lack of control and bolted, leaving the…

People I Have Known

People I Have Known

(in the artist’s own words) One day I will have an exhibit exclusively of portraits. It will be titled “People I have known and other characters”. It is often a glance or a posture that gives away my feeling for the subject. Throughout my life I have been close to extraordinary ordinary people. They have left…