MEDITATIONS

My work consists of oil painting on both wood and canvas, as well as, mixed media images on paper. For several years now I have constructed them as psychological meditations of mystery and wonder. The experience of conjuring up these images can be somewhat ambiguous and enigmatic in nature, so a harmony and a balance is sought to help illustrate a sense for my meditative process. The chaos and dysfunction of world affairs and my own personal challenges in this life are often on my mind when at work in the studio. My mood is subdued and contemplative when considering these matters so I am inclined to construct sublime and dreamlike spaces for my images to inhabit where serenity and tranquility exist, even as the world around me burns. My response to the concern and chaos of this world is not necessarily one of escapism, but of a desire for peace and calm to prevail in the end. As an artist working and participating in the experience of living during this 'postmodern era', I consider my work to be part of an ongoing series….a 'Meditations Series.

When using oil paints, I prefer to use stand oil as my medium and I do employ glazes for certain effects. Mixed Media works can involve the use of photography, monotypes, pencils, pen & ink, pastels, watercolor and oil sticks, etc.

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The photography on display represents many years of utilizing the camera as a tool for framing compositions of interest to me (people, places & things) on location in the natural world.

I graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA where I received a Bachelors Degree in studio art (1971) and attended The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA where I received a Diploma (1982) and a Fifth-Year Certificate for graduate studies (1983).

I have exhibited my work in Massachusetts at The Boston Center for the Arts, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, The Walnut Hill School for the Arts, The Basement Gallery, The Bentley College Gallery and the Loker Gallery. I have also exhibited in Washington, D.C. at The Foundry Gallery and in New York, NY at The Helio Galleries.

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