Hunched on the floor of our tiny walk-up apartment in Boston, I stared at a square canvas, infinite in its blankness, and started to paint.
Being some of my very first creations, these pieces hold a very special place in my heart, and on our walls! After fifteen years, they continue to remind me that nothing in the world happens by accident. And that every new blank slate is an opportunity to create and discover.
A straight, narrow line. Flat, constant and serene.
Yet, the most riveting part of painting a seascape is the horizon. The horizon ruptures the canvas, delineates the boundary between darkness and light, hinges heaven and earth.
Being able to capture the horizon amidst the quiet turmoil of the sea and the swirling stillness of the sky can sometimes be an exercise in futility, but always a privilege—as a painter—that I do not take for granted.
Growing up, I never really had a favorite color. To this date, many decades later, and even as a professional artist, I still do not have one.
Yet there is one color that has intrigued my imagination more than others. I honestly cannot explain what draws me, quite mysteriously, to this color. So I invite you, in the next few pages, to simply experience and enjoy the energy, exuberance and enigma that is red.
The new Colorscapes series broadens and expands on the energetic and powerful Red series. I used this signature color to springboard into new "studies," essentially one- or two-color abstract paintings, each a pure exploration and dissection of "color and texture."
This new series ambitiously seeks to push the boundaries of my abstractions to greater realms, and elevate my appreciation of color, texture and movement towards a higher plane.
More than the actual artwork itself, I think what defines me as an artist is how I am able to share, and hopefully inspire others with, my joy and passion for art and design. Because of this, I try to approach every custom project as an opportunity not to merely cover a wall, but to make a room more fun, a space more livable, a home more welcoming. And—as hopefully you will see in this eclectic collection of original commissioned pieces—somebody’s day more enjoyable.