Flatfile Collection

Artist Statement

These prints sample a long series of works based on my travels, observations and oil sketches in Maine and Cape Cod that produced a folio collaboration with poet Fred Lowe. The images are reflections of specific places and of my attempts to sustain the mood of those encounters. I am currently working on images of rural upstate New York where I maintain a studio.

In 2010 I returned to painting full time after a fourteen year commitment to ecoart and environmental art projects. My intention from 1996 to 2010 was to merge my activism and my art in response to critical local landscape issues, primarily restoration and narrative strategies in the NJ Meadowlands.

The new studio work continues themes of earlier paintings: houses, working landscapes, gardens, the relationship of structure to landscape and a sense of familiar places which has now expanded into the western Catskill mountains of New York. The painting process and the process of perception becomes increasingly central to this work. My painting style, considered in the tradition of painterly realists i.e.; Fairfield Porter, Lois Dodd, Jane Freilicher, et al, continues to evolve.