I have been a painter for sixty years. It remains the one constant in my life to bring me satisfaction while continuing to push me to reflect the beauty I see every day in color and form.
The core of my work is abstract expressionism. I enjoy the challenge of realism, I still receive commissions for portraits, but I choose to focus more on capturing life in the abstract. There is something very exciting about breaking the rules of tradition to create a scene or still life in blocks of color not true to reality. Abstract art to me is the marriage of imagination, spontaneity and color.
My latest collection of abstract florals has not veered far in technique from my Art Institute days in the late 50’s. I still enjoy color, it has remained my favorite aspect of painting. I look for subject matter with interesting and varied hues. My garden has been an endless source of inspiration in my painting….something about growth, bloom, death, and ultimately regeneration the next season…it gives me hope. And after 80 years of life (so far), I value hope more than most tangible things.
With every canvas I paint, I am still learning something new about color, light, dimension and composition. My career has been acknowledged with awards, private and public commissions, and important individual collections. Through it all, I enjoy most and am grateful to continue meeting the day to day collectors who enjoy my art and share an affinity for capturing the moment.