June 8, 2023 - July 6, 2023
How many destinies does one person have?
During childhood I dreamt my path might be an artistic one. At the time there was a great emphasis on having a college degree to land a position in an acceptable and achievable field like education. I resisted, yet as my vision wasn’t sufficiently clear, I earned my degree in languages and psychology. Now, later in life, after running a business in communications for several decades, I am grateful for having taken a leap of faith. This allowed me to fully pursue my dream from an earlier time. At first I composed digital photo-based abstracts which carried forward the design sensibilities I had developed in my business.
Then I returned to my first love, oil painting.
June 8, 2023 – July 6, 2023
Please note of the special business bcause of the 4th of July week-end:
Thursday 6/29: 10:30 – 5:30
Friday 6/30: 9:00 – 5:00
Saturday 7/1: 9:00 – noon.
Wednesday 7/5: 10:30 – 5:30
Thursday 7/6: 10:30 – 5:30
Composed of land, sea, and sky, the perspective in these new works is both from above looking down to earth’s surface, and from below looking to the sky. The paintings are roomy, distant, vast. Yet, because they are (mostly) small in physical dimension, the viewer’s journey can still be intimate, as if in spite of the spaciousness, it is possible to explore and hold the scenes within one’s gaze.
The vantage point arose in response to the increasing precarity, division, and conflict in the world around us, events taking place on solid ground and changes in the air and sea that threaten the life as we know it on our planet. There is reassurance In recalling that human life is grounded in the land and that the sky, ever-changing, represents the potential for welcome developments. Though some of the paintings contain disturbances or agitation, others are peaceful and offer respite. In both rising above the fray and in coming down to earth there is a settling, a landing.