The Modernist collection is a series of paintings that are strictly painted off feeling and gesture. When I paint this series of works; each color, line and brush stroke is truly intentional on the canvas. I am inspired by a past era, by the mid century modern movement and by master expressionists such as Cy Tombly and Willem De Kooning.
So much of my work was created in my 1960s Gene Leedy-designed Midcentury Modern home surrounded by my personal collection of midcentury modern furniture. Unltimately, so much of this house can been seen in my modern paintings. I saw living there, amongst the beautiful architecture, as a form of study.
In creating this collection I explored a mature, poetic, and even classically art historical relationship with the powers of color -- a series that sets not only the eye, but the mind and the heart, in constant motion.
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