How wonderful it is to be part of a creative process, to add to our world instead of taking from it. This is what being an artist means to me. Through paint or ink, canvas and paper I can be part of a conversation. This dialog exists with those that have influenced my work, with those that view these creations and with the creation itself. The sum of creating, conversing and collaborating combine to foster a connectedness with the world around us. It is with gratitude and humility that I share this process.
The art in this showing includes landscapes from the Rogue Valley inspired by the late 19th century European Post Impressionist Paul Cezanne and Canadian Landscape painters Tom Tompkins, Emily Carr and the Group of Seven; portraits inspired by early 20th century Expressionists Chaim Soutine and Amedeo Modigliani; and mindscapes marriage between reality and the inner world) such as works based on dreams by Henri Rousseau, Wassily Kandinsky and Marc Chagall.