The Black Cat
Oil on canvas
[44" x 57" ]
| experimental copper work
11 Miller Street Studio 207
MAP # 66
Also Open Friday Night, May 3rd 6-9pm
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People ask what kind of work I do as an artist. Answering that is almost impossible, for visual art is just that: created for the eyes and very difficult to describe with words.
But I will try:
My work is all over the place. It is both representational and abstract. I use acrylic and oil paints and oxidized copper and pastels and charcoal and whatever I can find to make the paper or canvas surface come alive. Color is the most important part of all my paintings. I love the vibrant primaries - layered and opaque or tanslucent and fragile. I am currently working on a series called "A Horse of a Different Color." I am attempting to suggest a narrative, even if that narrative is a bit obscure. Often I only find the "story" as I am working. The paintings are full of hidden meanings but I try to make their surfaces vibrant and beautiful to the eye. My best hope is that the viewers will discern their own narratives.
Thornton Wilder said (in 1928):"Art is confession; art is the secret told. But art is not only the desire to tell one's secret; it is the desire to tell it and hide it at the same time."
Please visit my studio to see my secrets.