Woman with Long Hair
Woman Seated on Floor With Leg Crossed
Seated Man With Long Hair
Bather, Bear and Yellow Spark
24 x 20 x 5 oil and charcoal on canvas 2017
After a childhood of being near art and artists, and after my formal education, I began to draw and paint for myself when I could but it was not enough to advance my work to a point that I felt worthy to share.
About 20 years ago I made a promise to myself to be ready to be a full time artist by the time I retired from my legal career. Fifteen years ago I began my early explorations into landscapes of cherished Truro and Provincetown memories. When I fully retired in 2016 I was ready to immerse myself and to become part of the arts community.
I became interested in the work of the artists from what became known as the Bay Area Figurative Movement as I found myself continually rendering the human figure irrespective of where the work began.
The human figure is the most powerful subject we have and to me is most satisfyingly expressed through what some refer to as the dialectic of the Appolonian and the Dionysian. Line, form and color are rendered, obscured, regenerated and removed until the course of the image is finished in the artist’s mind or heart, whichever is dominating at that moment. Nude or clothed, life drawing and figurative imaging in drawing and painting is an intense, personally demanding practice that brings joy in the search. With each effort I feel as if I am just beginning.
Exhibitions and Shows
2017- New Art Center, Newton, MA- Creative Process Exhibition
2017_ Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA- Member Group Show
2017- Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA- Member 12 x 12 Auction
2017 - Medicine Wheel- , Boston Cyclorama -A Day Without Art- One piece
2018- Newton Art Association , Newton, MA- Member Show
2018- Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA - Human Gestures group shows (two shows)
2018-New Art Center, Newton, MA - Creative Process Exhibition
2018-Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA - Open Member Show
2018- Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA - Galatea Now - Group Show
2019- Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA - Human Gestures group shows ( Two shows)
2019- Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA - Solo Show “Form and Field - Humans and Gods in the Moment” - 13 figurative paintings
2019 - Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA- Member Group Show
2019 - New Art Center, Newton, MA- Student Tribute to John Murray, Artist &Teacher
2020- Newton Open Studios-, Newton, MA - 5 paintings- Cancelled due to Covid-19
2020- Western New England University, Springfield, MA- 10 figurative works on paper- cancelled due to Covid-19
2020 - Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA - Human Gestures (two shows)
2020- Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA - Emerging from Chaos - Member Show.
2021- Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA - Small works of any theme (two pieces)
2021 - Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA - Heroes and Villains- ( one large painting)