114 Morningside Commons Brattleboro, VT 05301 us

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Statement

My paintings draw  from the colors, lines, and forms in the world around me, from ongoing  projects or ideas, or simply from what emerges in the process of putting  down paint. I tend to establish, either consciously or unconsciously, a  relationship between chance and intention, between limitation and  freedom. I frequently work in series, exploring various approaches to  address a particular form or idea. I sometimes glue paper or write lines  from poems onto a canvas to create depth, texture, or rhythm. Recently,  I’ve been drawn to include shapes such as circles, squiggles and  squares, allowing for more play and humor. I like reminding myself these  are just paintings on canvas, the drips and shapes serving not to  represent, but to play against representation.


Note:  The titles for some paintings are taken from lines in A Boot’s a Boot, a book of poems by Lesle Lewis, and some paintings include actual lines from these poems, written in pencil on the canvas.