Artist Statement

"Monhegan 2"

Acrylic on canvas, 2014, 18 x 18 inches

My paintings are about color and shape. 

When I first started painting I made landscapes about places which pre-occupied me. These places show up in my "Bridge,"  "Cumberland," and "Freeport" paintings. In recent years I began to disassemble the imagery of these places. They have now become abstract paintings about the Maine landscape which I find mysterious, powerful and eternal.

My paintings of the human figure are about figures embedded in a space which they bend and shape.

My approach to painting is instinctive. When I start a painting I do not know where it will take me. When I finally resolve it, I discover what drove me to do it in the first place. I think the sources of painting, and of art generally, are unknown to us.  As a Buddhist I believe they flow from the mystic law. 

Artist Bio

I was born inThe Netherlands. My studio is in Portland Maine. I studied at Maine College of Art, Massachusetts College of Art, and twice at the Art Students League of New York.

I have an affiliation with the George Marshall Store Gallery in York, Maine which has shown my paintings on many occasions. My paintings were in solo shows in Portland at Aucocisco Gallery, The Gallery of The Clown, Cooper Jackson Gallery, and Urban Dwellings. In addition my paintings were in invitational shows at the O'Farrell Gallery, Blum Gallery at the College of The Atlantic, New England College, University of Southern Maine, Gallery 415 in Chicago, and Greenhut Gallery, among others. In 2014 I was selected for the residency on Monhegan Island. 

My paintings are in collections in the U.S, Japan, Belgium and London.