Why a Studio/Gallery?
Welcome to my studio/gallery, a live/work/gallery space in an
artists' community. A painter's space for developing -- alone in
the studio -- a sense of what my paintings will be. Painting is
known as a solitary endeavor but, paradoxically, I find visiting
with art friends and visitors provides energy and inspriation.
The walls are hung with my paintings which I can observe and
improve technique, aiding my development of a consistent style.
Most artists have to make a living and pay for their studio so
opening as a gallery four days a week pays the rent and suppiies
the socialization I need. Pretty cool arrangement.
Recently my focus has shifted and I have begun reexaminations
of my abstract predilections of earlier years. I find the different
rhythms of an abstract and representational styles can compliment
each of other and keeps my painting fresh. My representational
painting lends a strong compositional compoent to my abstracts
and the color harmonies of textures in my approach to abstraction
help build motion and perception in my representational paintings.
I have found the best of both worlds.