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“Desert Flower”

“Desert Flower” is part of a new, emerging minimalist series in 2022. The series features bold, graphic works in black with a small, singular element of color. The key word here is “restraint”, which is easier said than done. So much more could be added to any piece in this series and yet the powerful,…

New Directions 2022…

It’s that time of year at MARTS MODERN when we’re reflecting on events of 2021 and starting to look ahead to some new and exciting art projects for 2022…

‘’BOUYANCY”, Explorations in Soft Abstraction #1…

“Bouyancy” is part of an ongoing series entitled “Explorations in Soft Abstraction”. Much of my work is characterized by graphic hard lines, shapes and forms. In the soft abstraction series I explore diffuse lines, shapes and forms along with soft, blended color transitions. I feel the influence of Mark Rothko very powerfully in these works.…

“GENIE OUT OF THE BOTTLE”…

This work is part of the spring 2021 Harlequin painting series. It continues with the playful theme of fun and magic represented by harlequin symbolism in general, but goes on to refer more specifically to the well known fairy tale concept of letting the genie out of the bottle and all of the unpredicatable consequences…

‘MONOLITH’

This painting is a great example of the idea that there may be no such thing as a truly abstract painting because as Picasso once said, “It is impossible for a painting to be about nothing”. At first glance it does indeed appear to be a simple abstract work, yet upon a bit of extended…

‘HARLEQUIN STUDY’…

Harlequins have been a recurring theme in my work for many years. I rarely, if ever, intentionally paint one. Rather they seem to emerge spontaneously when I am painting abstractly, or so I think. At a certain point in the painting process I begin to recognize some form of a harlequin emerging. Each harlequin is…

‘RHIZOME’

‘The idea is that people naturally grow out of certain places on earth just like certain vegetation grows naturally out of certain environments.”