Here in the northeast, we are all subject to overcast blue skies in much of the cooler seasons. It occurs so often, we might not notice it at first. It wasn’t until I started to look over my work and saw how that blueish gray is a constant color choice in my drawings and paintings. What is welcome about it, is however, how the stark shadows of sunshine you see in late day/early day are absent. Instead, we see diffused shadows, saturated light with a blue gray and at times, green gray, both that permeates a harshness with an air of seriousness about the scene. In doing so, there is timelessness about these visions, and it is difficult to determine the time of day in much of my work.
My painting is about the relationship between the natural and artificial world set in obscure locations. Mysterious and reflective, a story line begins in unusual places. I paint for an inner vision; logic and common sense only interfere. The people in the paintings live in a world where gravitational laws are often abandoned and multiple layers of consciousness exist. I capture moments in time when the mind is dislocated, disoriented and unguarded.
The human figures drift among fractured thoughts, nature elements, and architectural motifs in vibrant color. The subjects cross-reference each other and speak about our place in time. The men and women appear to be entirely encased in their own thoughts… momentarily lost in reasoning. Meditative, the paintings invite reflection on the minutiae of daily living. Rather than simplistic pictures, instead these paintings are landscapes for the mind; where the imagination reigns.