Portfolio > Reflections

As a serial investigation my work with reflections has been ongoing for more than 20 years. The work evolved from exploratory watercolors painted on paper to painted oils on paper to palette knife abstractions on both paper and panels. All the paintings depict a shoreline and a reflection looking down onto the surface of the water.

The images that bring me the greatest amount of peace and affirmation are those that depict nature at its most peaceful and gentle states; water resting still after a storm has passed; a pond stagnant; a calming ocean vista; a puddle filling a dirt roadside; reeds reflecting in a still lake. These images are my muse.

Painting images of water is an analogy for me to our emotions and the way we live our lives. It is my belief that the image that we project to the world is often a guarded one, which we provide for ourselves to shelter a deeper emotional self. The work seeks to understand how an artistic vision can act as both a descriptor of our world vision, and a healing agent for our inner soul.

Some of my recent work shows tall narrow vistas of ocean scenes while other work has become more cropped and separated. My work breaks up the subject matter into various views much the way we change how we view and interact with our world depending on who we are with, and how we feel. Ultimately my work seeks to find integration and wholeness through recognition and acceptance of the parts no matter how it is viewed.

First Reflection
Watercolor
4" x 6"
1998
Perry's Pond
Oil on Paper
7" x 10"
2007
Fall by the Pond, Milton
Oil on Paper
8" x 10"
1999
Ode to Dad
Oil on canvas
12" x 48"
2000
Breakthrough
Oil on Canvas
16" x 36"
2001
Soft Light on Water
Oil on Paper
5" x 24"
2000
Thin Reflection
Oil on Paper
5" x 24"
2000
$900
Thin Reflection 2
Oil on Paper
5" x 24"
2000
Sliver
Oil on Paper
5" x 24"
2000
Brushing Reflection
Oil on Paper
14"x 24"
2000
In Love
Oil on Paper
12" x 32"
2000
Elated
Oil on Paper
12" x 32"
2001
Sunset
Oil on Paper
12" x 32"
2000
Somber
Oil on Paper
12" x 32"
2001
Sad
Oil on Paper
12" x 32"
2000
Fall Along the Shore
Acrylic
18 x 36
2009
Spring Along the Shore
Acrylic
18 x 36
2009
Wake Up
Acrylic on Panels
Various
2011
January Thaw
Acrylic on Panels
Various
2010
Feeling Blue
Acrylic on Panels
Various
2011
Quintet
Acrylic on Panels
Adjacent 6" x 6"
2010
Donna's Shore
Acrylic
6" x 8"
2009
Peace
Acrylic
6" x 6"
2009
Palette Knife Painting
Acrylic
14 x 18
2011
Vista's of Calm
Acrylic on Paper
18" x 24"
2011