Size: 21"W x 13"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
The morning sun light is streaming through an open window and through cracks in the wooden siding of the horse barn, casting my blue roan into dark shadow. This is a magical place, where light and shadow intersects in interesting ways and where the smells of fresh hay and the quiet rustling of horses waiting for a bucket of grain and a saddle never fails to inspire me.
MY ARTISTIC VISION I paint portraits and scenes that reflect the American frontier. Working from my studio in Maryland, I especially love painting people, horses and the settings of rural life. * * * Like many painters who are at home in the world of visual expression, I struggle with putting into words an explanation of why I paint and what the paintings mean. It has to do with recognizing and empathizing with a fundamental longing that I believe all human beings share to understand their place in the world and to find meaning in their lives. In exploring this universal quest, I have come to understand that this search is often manifested through feelings of loneliness, an aching heart and quiet introspection which tells us “there is something missing here.” * * * So, whether I am painting a landscape in pastel or a watercolor portrait or a still life in oil, I am listening to some inner voices whispering about my yet undiscovered life and beckoning me back to some forgotten state of peace and completeness. If I could make my painting actually speak words, I would have them say “We are human. We are beautiful, but we are incomplete. We are on a journey, but we don’t know where.” And I would have them speak in whispers.