new series 2020
Covid-isolation and travel restrictions have provided time to ponder where I want to go next with my painting: a re-examination of priorities and themes. As such I'm being pulled toward more figurative work now – a way to grasp the space around me – home and the present.
The germinating idea for a new series pivots around a sense of space and place, a capturing of time in this moment, a focus on presence, the here and now, while at the same time reflecting back in time - to past trips, foreign places, distant memories, and gifts passed on from preceding generations. I'm searching for a balance between being transported and being present, connecting one canvas to another with a Matisse-like exposition of works within other works, of owned materials like tablecloths, vases, small sculptures and chairs populating and energizing spaces reminiscent of beloved travels and cherished times and relationships. Let's see where this takes me!!