To activate the picture space, excite the eyes, draw a viewer into color space, a place to contemplate. That’s what I shoot for in these color field and geometric paintings. From aqueous to hard-edged, I find a path of ease into color, where a viewer can be enveloped and hopefully affected by color vibration.
Figuration | Painting + Drawing
The first figurative pieces I made that weren’t struggles in art school were on cardboard columns, after the caryatids on ancient porches. I painted them hidden away in my attic in Seattle. Now I draw figures all the time.
Guardian Angel for Richard_1
Part of the Visitation series, the Guardian Angels are pictures of people endowed with the power to ease a loved one’s passage from this life.
Vitreous Enamel | Painting
This piece is in the Martha Banyas/Michael Hoeye collection. I am especially proud as Martha is an extraordinary artist and master enamelist. I am fortunate that she is so generous of spirit and has been an important mentor to me.