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Portrait of Randi, 24 x 24, canvas, 2011. In the collection of R.L.
Like many other commercial activities, much of the Art Industry is devoted to entertainment. People are encouraged to think that the purpose of Art is decoration. But for me it is much more than that. What is Art for me? Well, it is difficult for me to express. But when I see some piece of Art that really speaks to me, the experience of it wells up from the very depths of my being. It is not merely a visual thing. I wish I could say what it is... I can't. But I do try to paint it. That is how I express it - through paint. Now, if I am painting a portrait of a particular person, or a landscape of a particular location, then of course that is in the painting - the story is there - but it is not really about the story, it is about the painting... about the paint. The story could be anything, but the painting is about itself. It is the painting that is important, not the story.
portrait of Laura, canvas, 15 x 30, 2011. In the collection of L.L.
self-portrait, 12 x 16, canvas, 2017.
portrait of Jack, canvas, 16 x 20, Aug. 2019, collection of J. F.
self-portrait in loft, wood, April 2021. I am still "looking" at this one. Sometimes I feel like I ought to even my lines up and smooth out the color... except that is just not my style. I do not labor over details. I "draw" the scene as I paint it, never using a pencil, for example, beforehand and filling in the colors as if doing a "paint-by-numbers" picture. For the most part there is not a lot of editing - I just leave whatever the paint gives me initially. Some people accuse me of being lazy or sloppy, but for me it is not the details of my paintings that are important; it is the overall effect.
Portrait of Mariah, 11 x 14, canvas, June 2021, collection of M.C.
Something in his eye (portrait of Samuel Beckett), canvas, 16 x 20, August 2021, collection of A.L.
portrait of Camille, canvas, 9 x 12, August 2021
Bob, 11 x 14, canvas, Sept. 2021
Portrait of Anne, 18 x 24, canvas, Dec. 2014
Portrait of the Dutchess of Cambridge, 15 x 30, canvas, 2013. NFS
self-portrait standing, 24 x 28, canvas, Jan. 2018. Most of the writing at the top is illegible, but what you can read says, "Fellow travelers, treat others just as you would want to be treated. Be compassionate, not selfish. Selfishness is the root of all our problems. Love is the solution. Love one another."
Nowhere to Hide, Be Happy, 24 x 30, canvas, 2009
portrait of Nicholas, 15 x 28, canvas, 2011, collection of N.L.
David, 14 x 18, canvas, Nov. 2020. The writing, in Sanskrit, is from the Yoga-sutra, sutras 1.2 and 1.3: "Yoga is the stilling of the fluctuations of the mind. When this happens the seer rests in its own essence." Collection of D.G.
the empty-nesters, 24 x24, wood, 2016
self-portrait, wood, 24 x 24, 2016
self-portrait as the old painter, 18 x 24, canvas, Feb. 2021. I thought I had completed this last November and so it is signed 2020, but I decided a month or two later that I had to rework it a bit. I only wish I looked as dashing in real-life as I do in this painting. NFS
Trouble by day, 11 x 14, canvas, March 2021, NFS
portrait of a woman with a black beret, 16 x 20, canvas, May 2021
a woman, 18 x 24, canvas, May 2021
Portrait of Margaret, 11 x 14, canvas, July 2021
portrait of Tecoya, 11 x 14, canvas, July 2021, collection of T. B-W.
portrait of Dr. John, 18 x 24, canvas, August 2021
Annika reading, 11 x 14, canvas, October 2021