Artist's Statement - The Visceral Series, 2017 - Present


The paintings in the Visceral series reflect an internal landscape. They are a direct, intuitive, spontaneous and physical expression of my psyche and fluid emotional states.


This series evolved as I sought to uncover the underlying connections between the images that emerge as I paint, and the conscious and unconscious states of the psyche and emotions driving the colors, textures, marks, and rhythms that I choose. I came to understand that a resolution resulted from an acceptance and unification of the paradoxical and contradictory impulses inherent in the internal landscape of the mind and heart - and the revelation of beauty and harmony in the integration of these opposing forces.


The medium is primarily acrylic and mixed media on canvas, often incorporating acrylic gels and textured mediums, paint markers, oil and chalk pastels, charcoal, graphite, colored pencil and collaged materials.


I am continuing to explore the evocative power of this series.

Run
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 18"
Rendezvous
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 18"
She Sees Red
Acrylic, Mixed Media, Collage on Canvas
48" x 36"
Elegy
Acrylic, Mixed Media,Collage on Canvas
30" x 30"
He Said / She Said
Acrylic, Mixed Media, Collage on Canvas
30" x 30"
Seen & Unseen
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 36"
Elusive Dream
Acrylic & Graphite on Canvas
30" x 30"
Giverny
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 48"
Contagious Optimism
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 48"
Ferris Wheel
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas
24" x 24"
Runaway Train
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 36"
Juggle
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 18"
Cloud of Possibilities
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 24"
Windy
Acrylic, Mixed Media, Collage on Canvas
30" x 30"
Springing
Acrylic on Canvas
40" x 40"
Mercy
36" x 36"

Acrylic and Ink on Canvas

Reflections at Sunset
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 36"
Jealous Dance
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas
42" x 24"
Sometime Love
Acrylic on Canvas
42" x 24"
Ghost Bouquet
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 36"
Middlemist Red
Acrylic on Canvas
30" x 30"
Sigh
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas
54" x 42"
It HIt Me Like Bullets
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas
42" x 24"
Mute Storm
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas
42" x 24"
Fertile
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas
42" x 24"
Hey Red Robin
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas
42" x 24"