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.