commentary with a touch of whimsy
The human figure has inspired artists for centuries. While
some artists focus on classic nudes, impressive portraits and epic scenes of
gigantic proportions, I prefer to deal with contemporary everyday events and
My mentors are Goya, Daumier, and Jack Levine...and, when
successful, my work is a benign mixture of satire and capricious humor. I look
for the gesture that defines the subject's personality.
palette comes, in part, from annual trips to the Caribbean island of Anguilla,
where the natives are able to combine vibrant colors with a gusto that is
foreign to my native New England.
Each painting is a challenge, and I
paint to see what it will look like.
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