Working in series form satisfies my need to deeply explore a subject. A project usually starts with a personal connection to a particular subject; it evolves as I discover and digest further connections, perceptions, and emotions. While each painting has its own identity, it is nonetheless explicitly linked to the others in the series. Viewers may find many entry points into the work, which I hope creates a rich emotional experience.
In late fall 2021 I returned from an extended stay on the Rhode Island coast with an exciting new body of work. The rocky beauty of the beaches and fields informed a joyous pivot into abstraction. I am previewing The Rocks of Rhode Island series in my studio at our 2021 Holiday Show (December 5).