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painting titled Arched Window 2016
Arched Window, 2016

painting titled Copper Sky 2016
Copper Sky, 2016

painting titled Garden Gate 1, 2016
Garden Gate 1, 2016

painting titled Garden Gate 2, 2016
Garden Gate 2, 2016

painting titled Screen Door 1, 2016
Screen Door 1, 2016

painting titled Screen Door 2, 2016
Screen Door 2, 2016

- 2014 Paintings -

painting titled - Swamp Flowers
Swamp Flowers, 2014

painting - Night Blooms
Night Blooms, (diptych) 2014

painting - Snake River
Snake River, 2014

painting - Beach 1
Beach 1, 2014

painting - Beach 2
Beach 2, 2014

- 2013 Paintings -

painting titled - Summer Garden
Summer Garden, 2013

painting titled - Spring Garden
Spring Garden, 2013

painting titled - Autumn Garden I
Autumn Garden I, 2013

painting titled - Autumn Garden II
Autumn Garden II, 2013

Painting - Shadow and Light
Shadow and Light, 2013

Painting - Blossoms
Blossoms, 2013

Painting - Blue Vase
Blue Vase, 2013

Painting - Golden Pond
Golden Pond, 2013

- 2012 Paintings -

Painting - Clifton Gorge, 2
Clifton Gorge, 2, 2012

Painting - Clifton Gorge, 3
Clifton Gorge, 3, 2012

Painting - Sunset
Sunset, 2012

- 2011 Paintings -

painting titled - Zinnias 5
Zinnias, 5, (triptych) 2011

Painting - Sun and Shade, 1
Sun and Shade, 1, (6 panel) 2011

Painting - Sun and Shade, 2
Sun and Shade, 2, 2011

Painting - Sun and Shade, 3
Sun and Shade, 3, 2011

Painting - Sun and Shade, 4
Sun and Shade, 4, 2011

Painting - Virginia 1
Virginia 1, 2011

Painting - Virginia 2
Virginia 2, 2011

Painting - Virginia 3
Virginia 3, 2011

Painting - Virginia 4
Virginia 4, 2011

Painting - Virginia 7
Virginia 7, 2011

Painting - Clifton Gorge 1
Clifton Gorge 1, 2011

- 2010 Paintings -

Painting - Zinnias 2
Zinnias 2, 2010

Painting - Zinnias, 3
Zinnias, 3, 2010

Painting - Zinnias, 4
Zinnias, 4, 2010

- 2009 Paintings -

painting - Zinnias (for June)
Zinnias (for June), 2009

Painting - Horizon, 1
Horizon, 1, 2009

Painting - Horizon, 2
Horizon, 2, 2009

Painting - Pond, 1
Pond, 1, 2009

Painting - Pond, 2
Pond, 2, 2009

- 2005 to 2008 Paintings -

Painting - Orange
Orange, 2008

painting titled - Water Garden
Water Garden, 1, 2006

painting titled - The Night Garden
Night Garden, 2006

painting titled - Red
Red, 2005-2006

- 2004 Paintings -

Painting - Ladders
Ladders, 2004

Painting - Nine
Nine, 2004

painting titled - Kimono, 11
Kimono, 11, 2004

painting titled - Melons
Melons, tritych, 2004

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Artist's Statement - Paintings

These paintings represent some of my work from the past several years, and speak to transformation, the transitory nature of material things, and the value of each moment we fully experience. Color is the lifeblood of my work, followed by light and shadow … all elements that are impermanent and subject to context, time, weather, and memory.

The triptychs, part of an ongoing series, imply the human body and presence through the suggestion of a garment with sleeves outstretched, inspired by the Japanese kimono, as well as traditional Korean dress, whose color relationships have also affected these paintings. The "arms" of the canvases extend the space of the paintings and evoke, I hope, an expansion or reaching out, both literally and metaphorically, beyond the confines of our own experience. This is conflated, in my mind, with the form and centrifugal force of the altarpiece. And the references to ladders and ropes are meant to suggest passage from one state or space to another.

By crossing cultures, geography and time, I mean to suggest the inescapable connection between ourselves and a larger world. In some of the most recent paintings, I use an invented vocabulary of shapes and colors to evoke the luxuriant, sensual quality of gardens. Layerings and traces indicate the passage of time and process of thought in paint and arise from memories of things seen and experienced over time and place. These pieces are a dance between color and shape, including the shape of the canvases, and they reflect on the inevitable role that transformation plays in nature and our existence.