Santa Fe '24
Define place – explore the nature of space and time, seek out the source of light, react to change and the experience, accept the healing source. Time in Santa Fe, New Mexico has been transformative with inspiration from Paleo and Indigenous Pueblo and Hispanic cultures; plus Emil Bisttram, Agnes Pelton, Raymon Johnson and the Southwest Transcendentalists; Tantric art, Taoism and artist greats Georgia O'Keeffe, Wassily Kandinsky, a myriad of modernist and cross cultural contemporary artists,
all serve as major influences for me and my work.
I continue to explore the synesthetic potential of abstraction. Inspired by nature and the human condition, for me the painting process is an art form that has the potential to generate a formidable intellectual, physical and emotional response to our collective experience. Exploring process as new and previously created paintings and photographs inspire a hybrid of elements, multi-generation digital imagery scrambled; mixed media, latex enamel, acrylic paint layered in compound color, texture and image integration on canvas. I strive to develop an orchestration of visual elements in painting for color, light, space and surface evolution. This exploration provides me a direct lineage to a broad cultural matrix, while the integration offers a reconnective
and healing power – like a haiku, simple yet so complex. – MD ‘23
Art works are available for exhibition and purchase unless otherwise noted. For painting specs without credit lines under the image, click and hold cursor over image. Thank you for your interest and support!
These juxtaposed photos reveal the important nature of process in the evolution of my work. On the left is a small ink drawing I did on a recent trip to the Yucatan. On the right is an installation view of my most recent exhibition at the Duluth Art Institute (2023) noting two large scale mixed media paintings on canvas that evolved from that small ink drawing - remixed source material!