Artists important to me
Rembrandt,Cezanne and Matisse,because their work got better with age.
Klee, because he makes me realize that simple ideas are the most complex and the most rewarding.
Kandinsky, because his work was the first to teach me about the levels of meaning in abstraction.
Twachtman,because his landscapes are about how to feel about place and process.
Church, because his majestic vision is his own creation.
Monet, because I see his hand and eye take risks.
Hofmann because he controls the mind and frees the spirit.
Heartfield and Goya because they do not look away.
There are others, but as Hillel said "the rest is commentary"
Subjects I return to.
Color filled landscape abstractions.
Realistic images of local streams,
And waterfalls in other places.
The Holocaust as the ultimate moral challenge
Each is important
My paintings explore realistically and abstractly an interest
in landscape from my immediate surroundings, distant places of particular natural beauty, seascapes and undersea forms inspired by many visits to the Caribbean and a long standing interest in
Most of the paintings of realistic waterfalls are of places in Vermont, New York State and Ohio.
The abstract waterfalls are inventions, but they relate
in form and spirit to ancient Chinese paintings.
Images of calm or cascading water offer opportunities for an unending diversity of interpretations
I am never at a loss for ways to to express the extremes of human emotion, or the quieter moments for philosophical or spiritual contemplation....