At a Glimpse
A work is great when you are uplifted...When you gain a sense of order within the work and within yourself.
I make paintings to bring a sense of order and peace for myself through the making of the work and in the visual consideration after the work is complete. I hope that when others look at my paintings they will keep looking, returning to notice how lines, form and color respond and play off one another. My painting is also a type of meditation, I move with instinct and often wrestle with the colors making decisions and then feeling uneasy until I have found a balance.
I have over time embraced my paintings themselves as being enough, outside of a need to over explain them. They bring so much to me in the making and in a meditative spiritual sense. My paintings are part of a larger history of work that invites you to contemplate something larger outside of the ability to always explain things. Their bold colors, overlapping and seemingly chaotic live in the space of unease, balance, bold and quiet all together.
This series of paintings takes its colors, cues and organic shapes from the landscapes of the Pioneer Valley, not directly but as an imprint, after the fact, a color and shape transparency or memory, a glimpse.