Located at the southernmost tip of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, surrounded by water and filled with warmth, the tiny island of Ocracoke, NC, is a special place. It is a place to heal, relax and find one’s center. Paradoxically, it is also where I am reenergized, where I feel most alive, and where I find much of the inspiration for my work.
Working in oil or pastels, I paint largely from memory reflecting on what I experienced at a particular time in a particular place. I begin a piece with a general idea of time, place and geometry and then I let the painting tell me where and how far to go. As a result, I am never sure of the outcome because at some point the painting always takes on a life of its own and I am forced to follow along. Long interest in composition, color relationships and the edges of a piece, however, has led to increasingly simplified/spare landscapes and to abstractions derived from these landscapes. Regardless of genre or medium, my paintings are also always paintings of light and atmosphere as I strive to capture the light in the air that evokes a mood that is timeless. Artist’s Website
AWARDS & UPCOMING SHOW
At Water’s Edge, purchased by UNC Hospital Corporation for Hillsborough Hospital
July 2016: Frank, Chapel Hill. Visiting Featured Artist.
Aug 2016: Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, Featured Artist.