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COFFEE MEDITATION, RUFINO TAMAYO AND TONAL PAINTING…

I I finally solved a problem in painting that I have been trying to figure out since 2010 when I first encountered the work of modern Mexican master, Rufino Tamayo. I am a late comer to the work of Tamayo. Like many modern artists, I am still at times unconsciously enmeshed in the bias that…

NewJewelry, 2022

Well friends! The first half of 2022, like every year before it, has provided its own unique stream of creative inspiration that never fails to surprise and delight me. 2021 focused upon a resumption of painting, the development of printed textiles and clothing (seen in the photo), furniture items, and the opening of the MARTS…

“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…