Category Archives: Figurative

The Eden Project

Within our cultural dreams there are deeply held, shared visions. The image of a man and woman in a garden is a universally appealing notion. These days I am painting the figure in a way that imagines the soul become visible. In other words, I want to paint the figure as a symbol of a man or woman…as if they were carved out of color, or illuminated, that is, abstracted. So the goal is to convey a sense of wonder and at the same time hint at the complexities of their, and our, relationships with one another.

The painting above will be on display at the Metropolitan Richmond Artist Association annual show at Crossroads Art Center Nov. 17thJan. 8th; Gallery One; Opening Friday Nov.17th.