"These jewel-like paintings intuitively fuse different aesthetic traditions, folk art and old master, with natural grace and an uncanny quality that may be a species of magic." —American Arts Quarterly
In the studio I tend to create stories about the works on the easel. Having gone to a Catholic school myself, I imagined the young nun as a teacher with the little schoolboy “Marcel” as her pupil. Now “Marcel” in my mind is a rather bookish young man, perhaps a writer or poet, not unlike a young Proust. The laurel leaves behind him symbolize his literary talents or aspirations. “The Novice with Dog and Sweet Peas” is a study in creams and whites, accented with a bouquet of pink and purple sweet peas on a ledge. The little King Charles spaniel accompanying her is adorned with a medal of honor hanging from a red ribbon.
I just finished the body of work for my show which opens tomorrow, Friday, June 6, 5-7 pm at the Meyer East Gallery in Santa Fe. There are lots of new pieces built around the theme “Tesoro Mio” ~ a show full of many treasured objects and beloveds.
I have just released the first paintings for 2014 at the Meyer East Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They are also the first of the works to be included for my upcoming solo show at the gallery in June. Two of the four have sold immediately before I can post this but “Girl with Yellow Finch” and “Smoker” are still available.
Here is a recent studio photo with “Tesoro Mio” in progress on the easel…