TERRA INCOGNITA

My abstract paintings are ripe with saturated, not quite earthly color, from acid greens to pink pearl iridescence. They are populated with shape-shifting forms that define a universe ever-expanding and contracting. These paintings are not standard landscapes. I intend them to challenge (and reward) the viewer with a playful energy, mystery and joie de vivre that I feel demands expression in an age of turbulence and irony.

I see myself as an explorer of foreign lands that are uncovered in the process of painting. Color and light are the keys to defining my “terra incognita”. I enjoy playing with surface quality, and creating a tactile sensuality that embodies light, rather than merely reflecting it. In a formal sense, I hope to balance intention against intuition, edge against interior, and shallow against deep space.

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I am a founding member of the Brickbottom Artists Building in Somerville, MA. My work has been shown widely throughout the region including the Danforth Museum of Art, Tufts Aidekman Gallery, the New Hampshire Institute of Art and the Boston Convention Center. I am included in many private and corporate collections in New England and nationally.