Artist Statement

I love to paint. I love to play with the unspoken elements of the visual experience. I enjoy painting from direct observation. Observing nature I become connected with my environment. In essence I enjoy a visual call and response, a sensing affair, with my surroundings. I use the language of art to express a certain perceived order and harmony, relationships and unity. There is the outer dance of color shapes within the visual field and the inner call for presence that gives rise to each mark, each color-shape on the canvas.

Both Plein Air and Alla Prima paintings are completed, excepting final touch ups, in one sitting. The Plein Air paintings are completed outdoors, and the Alla Prima, indoors. In Fluid you will see some paintings started and completed in the studio.

Please contact me if you would like to view the work. I live in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia.

Juried Gallery Memberships

McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

CoArt Gallery, Staunton, VA

 

Recent Group Shows

Annual Bath County Art Show, Hot Springs, VA, 2017

McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA. Summer and Winter 2013 to 2018

McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, Associate Gallery 2018

 

Recent Solo Shows

McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA September 2013

Art on the Trax, Crozet, VA, March 2014

McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA June 2015

McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA, April 2016

Westminster Canterbury, Charlottesville, VA, October 2017

 

Upcoming Solo Shows:

Writer House, Charlottesville, VA, March 2019

McGuffey Art Center Gift Shop, May 2019

 

Upcoming Group Shows:

McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA, June 2019

City Space, Charlottesville, VA, November 2019