Drift Quartet, installation of 4, oil on paper paintings, each 17 x 17 inches on 22 x 22 inches Verdant Suite, 6 individual oil on paper paintings, each 17 x 17 inches on 22 x 22 inches At times, a body of work will emerge when I immerse myself in a particular palette. “Drift Quartet” […]
PAINTINGS ON PAPER
The oil on paper paintings of “Where I find myself” (2021) are a reflection of my embrace of the transitory nature of all experiences. With abstracted references to nature and a formal structure, each painting captures momentary sensations of light anchored by a band of color.
The oil on paper paintings of “Behind Closed Eyes” (2018-2019) marked a shift to a brighter and more saturated palette. These abstract paintings echo imaginary atmospheric sensations created by particles of light. Geometric elements along the edges of the paintings serve to anchor the vibrant palette of an imagined cosmos.
The oil on paper paintings of “At the still point” (2017) show the visual interplay of luminous atmosphere set against the rigor of geometric elements. Thin veils of muted color were brushed and dragged across the surface, layer after layer, building the indeterminate space.
Blacks and Whites marked an extended period of working with a reduced palette and pared back composition. The paintings on paper of this series feature a complex surface built by alternately brushing on and dragging thin paint layers, followed by coarsely sanding areas to reveal underlayers.
The Broadway series of paintings on paper are a visual response to the rhythmic energy of jazz expressed within the structure of geometric abstraction.