This piece is born of several months of thought, paint and gazing. Perhaps it is my age, but it seems that I am acutely aware of so much sadness and suffering in the world and locally now…my work reflects this for me. I am hopeful despite all of what surrounds me in the world. Art relies heavily on symbolism to communicate and through the years mine has involved figures,animals and fish to relay my thoughts in my work.
My art has taken a different path as of late, it is familiar, but also new to me, and feels right for now. I have always wrestled with my art, sometimes brutally, sometimes lovingly, and often I have compensated my thoughts and feelings for what someone has said or requested of me. I have made a conscious effort as of late to paint only what is true to me, what represents my inner thoughts and reflections after all that is really all I can be truthful about. I am at the age of realizing life is short, if I am not honest with myself then I am leaving only something of very little value when I leave.
I wish everyone a peaceful, love-filled,truthful, and prosperous New Year!
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