I have recently reflected on the different roads I have traveled in my pursuit of material for my art pieces. It is obvious that my range from “Nightmare” to “Clown” to the three paintings on sailing show a consistent willingness to go wherever my road of life leads me. Especially with “Clown” I am delighted that I pushed the envelope even further than I have with other material. I hope to continue this pattern for the remainder of my career
When I was a child and for most of my life I have had nightmares. They were particularly scary when I was small and I was feeling helpless. I tried to capture these feelings and thoughts in “Night Dreams”. I feel confident, even after many years, that the picture holds up and is even is more impressive when I was able to get a safe distance from the picture
When I look back at my body of work and see many personal emotions I have spent intimate time with. Some of my work has taken a relatively short period of time, anywhere from a month to a year. Others demanded a number of years to totally complete, to my satisfaction, that image and visit.