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Angels among us

“A Waking Angel Stirs, Hollywood Cemetery” When I was in art school at VCU one of the attractions for an artist, indeed any feeling person, would be to go to Hollywood Cemetery. I was very attracted to the Victorian sculptures there, and realized they spoke of Richmond’s gentile past, and the care one took with […]

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A painting like a flower, something that simply grows, as if by magic.

The experience of painting the angels is at times as fascinating as a journey through a jungle. Though I have painted the figure within an abstract environment in the past, this time the exploration involves finding a “lightness” in the picture, perhaps even transcendence. In other words, I want to make paintings that encompass the […]

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The sensible and spiritual strings of the soul

Vassily Kandinsky’s large, expressive artworks contained simple colored masses that were to be considered independently from forms and lines. He suggested that communion between artist and viewer is available to both the senses and the mind. He directly experienced synesthesia; indeed equated artworks to musical compositions (not the first artist to do that — one […]

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Paint the beach!

This is an early work in the series, the houses over the dunes in Virginia Beach. I am very attracted to beaches.. the entranceway to the sea.

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Picasso and Renoir

I just came across these two paintings. The similarity is striking. This is an interesting pose, one that I may try soon…it is both a complex bit of drawing to get right, and intimate.

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The Density of Experience and Joy

The density of experience causes time to speed up. So that the brain and the heart, in the emotional sense, must react more adroitly. Multiple stimuli, while fascinating, increase stress – both good and bad – as the body and the brain alternate between fascination and wariness. So therefore being in the jungle of our […]

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