We are each individually-wrapped points of consciousness, are we not?
 
My thoughts and feelings are concentrated within my bag of skin. Your thoughts and feelings are concentrated in your bag of skin. But when Bag-Of-Skin #1 reaches into the world and creates a thing...a painting, a sculpture, a song, a novel...that is experienced by Bag-Of-Skin #2, there is a bridge that is built between them.
 
Sometimes that bridge is profound. The best artists communicate their most personal, intimate experiences that are received in exhilaration and profundity.  But it's not easy. You have to dive deep. It requires introspection, experience, trust...and lots of technique. 
 
That's where I'm headed.

 
BIOGRAPHY
 
I was six when the kids on the block started calling me “The Artist." I always had a paintbrush in my hand.
 
But when it came time to make a living, the theater called and I performed on many stages. I ended up with a long career on TV and radio commercials...eventually becoming the on-air host of "New Spaces" on HGTV, a remodeling show that aired for 10 years.
 
At the end of that stint, itching to paint seriously, I began to produce the art that had been sitting there, unexpressed, all those years. Painting had been kept at bay for so long that when the stars finally aligned for me to paint seriously, it all came gushing out. One after another. 
 
As these works took shape, I discovered a deep connection with Van Gogh's work. And why not? He's the best. He felt the texture of the world like no other. Examine many of my pieces and you'll find homages to Vincent’s vision: a swirl here and a twisted branch there.
 
Now I've moved from the squared-off confines of the canvas to the curvilinear freedom of layers of luan that are anything but right-angled...creating sculptures with just enough depth to hang on the wall.
 
Something keeps prodding me to try new methods and attempt more and more complex sculptures, and I can't wait to find out what's next.

 

 

RECENT EXHIBITS

• Morpho Gallery - Jan 2017

• Curt's Cafe - Feb 2017

• Victory Lakes Art Gallery Mar 2017 

• JourneyCare Corporate Office - Apr 2017

• LePeep Restaurant - May 2017 

• Evanston Public Library, Public Display - Jun 2017  

• Blick Art Materials Public Display - Jul 2017  

• Pop-Up Gallery - Aug 2017

• Victory Lakes Guest Art Demonstration - Aug 2017

• Creative Coworking Public Display - Sep 2017

• City of Deerfield IL, Public Art Program - Sep 2017

• Ice House Gallery - Oct - Dec 2017

• Uncommon Ground Restaurant - Feb - Apr 2018

• Evanston Made Arts Festival - Jun 2018

• Industrious Corporate Display - Jun 2018

• City of Deerfield IL, Public Art Program - Sep 2018

• Gallery OTR - Mar 2018

• Uncommon Ground Restaurant - Jan - Mar 2019

• Gallery OTR - May 2019

• Evanston Made Arts Festival - Jun 2019

• Creative Coworking Public Display - Jun - Aug 2019

• City of Deerfield IL, Public Art Program - Sep 2019

• Ice House Gallery - Sep - Dec 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

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