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AS A MODERN ARTIST, much of my work is minimal, based on energetic impressions, often through the imagery and simplicity of the equine form, in living color. I call these my "Urban Equines".
"I say it is not horses that I paint; I paint how they make me feel."
Watching horses is as satisfying to me as drawing them. Enjoyment of their musculature and shape, what maintains balance for them as they move, whether slowly grazing across a field or spontaneously bucking on a spring morning. I think I digitize images in my brain somehow, and after I go home I pull out the drawing pads and start to work.
Often monochromatic; suggestive or interpretive, I am profoundly, energetically connected to them. Images distilled from my visual memory are imbued with my own distinct blend of form and abstract stylization. I use vibrant colors and dynamic forms to tell my story. They are my muse.
In other works I am also seduced by the colors and shape of nature. I feel I have become fascinated - possibly obsessed - with pure color and form. Both horizontal and vertical horizons; the sublime movement inherent in color; and the endless landscape that largely becomes self-portraiture.
In clay and sculpture the three-dimensional palette is a natural one for me; I feel I express a clarity not only through the complex equine anatomy, but about their highly sophisticated, emotive... Read More