|ABSTRACTS: Sometimes it's fun to just let the paint tell its own tale. These works are done with a razorblade, brush, and a toothpick. They have an affinity to the abstract expressionists of the 1950's.|
|COSMIC DEBRIS: This title comes from a song on Frank Zappa's album 'Apostrophe'. I have used it quite a bit to label boxes containing hard to define objects that have a personal, mysterious resonance or cryptic potential. As to this gallery, it seems to embrace art that may be singular in a sense yet that works as a good neighbor to others of an odd lot.|
|DREAMINGS: Dreamings to the Australian aborigine have existed since the beginning of time and represent the eternal or the 'everywhen'. I have followed the visual style of the acrylic paintings of the aborigines to explore the energies that radiate about my subjects.|
|PORTRAITS: This series of portraits are of my artistic heroes. It is interesting that they were all doing their thing in the 1950's. Beckett, Rothko, and Feldman represent theater, painting, and music, respectively, plus the cross-pollination of these disciplines. Lord Buckley has been an unseen mentor to me for over thirty years.|
|SEASIDE: Living in New Smyrna Beach has awakened for me a deep appreciation for the ocean and her inhabitants. So far,I have done only these paintings of my aquatic neighbors but look forward to doing many more studies of not only the ocean's wonders but also those of the estuary on which we are blessed to live.|
SMALL WONDERS: While searching for new subjects to paint I noticed a whirlwind of dragonflies in my yard and decided that their delicate wings would be an excellent place to play with watercolors. The scarab beetle's shell was also an inviting canvas. I look forward to capturing crickets, frogs, and lots of other little critters in the not too distant future.
My fascination with standing stone circles and their builders goes way back.
I have done several paintings of the Stones of Callanish, which are on the
Isle of Lewis in Scotland. Also Newgrange in Ireland has a strange attraction
for me. I often wonder if, in a former life, I helped to lug those stones
|THE WHEEL: This was a twelve month project to interpret the eight Sabbats or celebrations of the ancient pagans as the Wheel of the year turned. Beginning with Samhain and continuing on through Mabon, I responded to the mythology and stories associated with these festivals. Themes of dark and light, sun and moon, life and death, fertility, purification, fire, water, harvest, dance, and more, were interwoven and channeled onto the canvas.|