Acrylic on canvas Art dimensions: 40" x 30" $1,200
A Tenuous Balance
Acrylic on canvas Art dimensions: 48" x 36" $1,800
I grew up in Waterloo in a household that was curious about, appreciative, and supportive of the arts. I loved climbing the well-worn wood creaky stairs of the old school that was then the rec center used for Saturday morning art classes. As a child I thoroughly enjoyed working with art materials. Today, inspiration still comes from the world around me and personal experiences. Boulders on the shoreline, animal tracks in snow, cracks in sidewalks, shadows on walls, worm tracks on the driveway—all gifts from nature. Current paintings begin with a shape, sometimes floating, sometimes grounded, suggesting organic or architectural forms in space. Responding to the initial shape and color I add more deliberate forms. Each addition is followed by sustained contemplation, a critical observation of shapes and forms in spatial relationship to each other. My recent works are with a reduced palette, more considered, slower, though still instinctive. They do not reference the external world literally but rely on creative selfsufficiency in changing and evolving until the painting satisfies my eye and mind.