Artist Statement 

 

     I have the privilege of working as an artist and craftsman every day. I use oil paint on hard board to create abstract paintings that often celebrate nature. My background as a furniture maker allows me to readily leverage wood, and other materials, to add depth and structure to my paintings.
     I live in New Jersey. Often it is Northern New Jersey’s landscape that inspires me. That may sound surprising to people who are not truly familiar with the full New Jersey landscape.
     We have beautiful sunsets that reflect off our native trees, right here in Union County. I can see this dramatic light right from my shop windows. I see beautiful sunrises as I drive North on route 287 each morning to teach woodworking and furniture making at Mahwah High School. On my drive home I pass through the incredible Great Swamp. The fall and spring foliage there is truly amazing. The natural light can rival the most beautiful views I see up in Cape Cod, each summer.
     Although neither of my parents worked as artists, they gave me the core ingredient to work as one. They gave me a sense of the possibility and joy that can be found in each day. My work is the physical manifestation of the yearning, tenacity and exuberance for life that I felt as a child and feel now as an adult. For me, art really does allow one to express that which cannot always be articulated; a lifelong pursuit for spirit and technical ability, one I embark upon-- with gratitude and dedication--each day.

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     I have the privilege of working as an artist and craftsman every day. I use oil paint on hard board to create abstract paintings that often celebrate nature. My background as a furniture maker allows me to readily leverage wood, and other materials, to add depth and structure to my paintings.
     I live in New Jersey. Often it is Northern New Jersey’s landscape that inspires me. That may sound surprising to people who are not truly familiar with the full New Jersey landscape.
     We have beautiful sunsets that reflect off our native trees, right here in Union County. I can see this dramatic light right from my shop windows. I see beautiful sunrises as I drive North on route 287 each morning to teach woodworking and furniture making at Mahwah High School. On my drive home I pass through the incredible Great Swamp. The fall and spring foliage there is truly amazing. The natural light can rival the most beautiful views I see up in Cape Cod, each summer.
     Although neither of my parents worked as artists, they gave me the core ingredient to work as one. They gave me a sense of the possibility and joy that can be found in each day. My work is the physical manifestation of the yearning, tenacity and exuberance for life that I felt as a child and feel now as an adult. For me, art really does allow one to express that which cannot always be articulated; a lifelong pursuit for spirit and technical ability, one I embark upon-- with gratitude and dedication--each day.

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