Flower Power July 13-September 2 Group show, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, New York
Night and Day the River Flows: Waterscapes from the Harnett Print Study Center Collection, through July 2, 2017, Harnett Museum of Art, Richmond, VA
Upcoming: Two-person show, Addision/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC. opening January 28, 2017
Art in Bloom, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT. opening January 26, 2017
INTIMATE MEDITATIONS ON LANDSCAPE WHILE LOOKING UP My fascination with branches and leaves originated from a week I spent at a rural meditation retreat in the 90’s. Spring was slowly awakening the landscape from its winter bareness. For hours each day I sat next to a window, in silence. As my city mindset quieted, I was transfixed as tender buds and leaves daily transformed a gnarly elm tree outside. My paintings evoke the immediacy of that experience. My hand slowly reanimates the twisting and branching line of a tree limb, the subtle curve of a bamboo stalk, or the concentric marks radiating out from a single stone dropped into still water.
My painting practice is to work with paint pigments suspended in an aqueous mix. I pour sweep, brush, drip, and fling layers of paint. I coax pools of paint into translucent veils of color and layer one over the other. Often, I have anchored these ephemeral elements with gestural marks, stripes, and blocks of color.