Opening: Saturday March 27
A story of Fate: a series
It all starts with puddles of color and the spaces between the wires in a cage...
I often ask myself why am I painting people and where am I going with this style that has evolved. I believe I have been painting the subtle influences and situations throughout my life and now I come to theoretical questions of life. We all ask ourselves personal questions. I paint mine.
Throughout this past year, I have been painting 10-12 hours a day, every day. As I explored the expressions on the faces of people, I began to see familiarity in the expressions. On my grandchildren's, and also my face– when thinking about the history of my own life experiences.
This exploration is shared with you here. The first four paintings during that time led me to three paintings in which we see the Fates played-out.
Opening: Saturday, April 10
“JOY SERIES “
another kind of happy
Happy comes in many forms. Happy Birthday, happy to see you, happy excitement, happiness in contentment, a happy memory, happy rest, happy holiday, or just flat out happy are some of the “happy” common to man... Each of these pieces reflects, perhaps reminds us or stimulate “another kind of happy”. So happy day and tell us the happy invoked.
I tripped over “joy” in a most spontaneous manner. In fact, had it not been spontaneous I might not have remembered its importance at all. Sort of like something hidden in the attic and pulled out once in a while. The fact is that it has been said “ joy” is a fruit that is meant to be eaten and expressed in company with love, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, and self-control. Fortunately, I did not have to drag it out and dust it off because in a celebratory way it surprised me. I realized life would somehow be flat were it not for actively participating with the fruit aforementioned. The fact that these intended cohorts are so necessary got me thinking that joy is also equally mandatory. Thus the pursuit of the “joy series”.