It would be nice to have fame and fortune from my art, but that is not why I create. It is simply "my calling in life". It is a gift from a higher power…it is "my light".
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Our Deepest Fear ~from "A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles" Marianne Williamson
I began my journey as an artist when there were no computers, and camera film had to be sent to the lab to be developed. Studying “Commercial Art” turned into “Graphic Design” and “cut and paste” is now a few keystrokes on the computer.
Since I started painting, I’ve always gravitated toward capturing the human figure in portraiture work. We live in a world intrigued with Pop Culture. Musicians, actors and people that have captured my heart in some way, end up most often being my subjects.
Symbolism has been an important element in a lot of my paintings. I paint Native American imagery into a piece to capture a sense of “oneness with the earth and all living things” tying it in with the subject being painted.
I am, like most artists, a painter with many moods, and because my moods can be dark and isolated, or light, excited with wonderment, I create art that helps me release what my “minds eye” is experiencing at the point in time I decide to do a painting. Sometimes a thought I may have will turn into a painting that may be solely made up of symbolism, or a simple still life may provoke me to zoom in on a mood I may be experiencing when I really study it. With that said, I don’t seem to visit very long with a particular subject in my work. Some may say I’m “all over the map” with my paintings. All I know for sure... is that, like the weather in New England, I am forever changing...and that's a good thing!