Landscape is the ongoing consistent basis of my work. It is where I begin, always. I have found it such a milestone in my development as an artist to have reality as a beginning. It has the practical advantage of being there as a point of reference during my process, which can be moments of breakthrough or of struggle. Equally important is the spiritual aspect of tapping into the beauty of nature. It is hard to imagine any subject more inspirational than this living and breathing world, endlessly moving and changing color.
In my current series “East End Paintings” the individual paintings are literal explorations of landscape in Sagaponack, the area of Eastern Long Island where I live. Fascinated by the range in scenery between the beaches, gardens and farmland, I find a limitless range of degrees that this incredible place can be broken down into loose geometry and how a particular line or color can be used to stand in for an entire location.