Exhibition "WaterMusic-Jazz" at the Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton California from January 13 - February 15 2017. OPENING RECEPTION: January 14 from 1 -3 pm
"Parallel Play" - January collaboration/performance: date TBA
Music has taught me everything essential about creating paintings: Dreaming, exploring, inventing and like nature itself, reflecting the physical and emotional world. A fusion of air, light and passion.
Each painting is a chronicle of my encounter with music. My newest series, called “WaterMusic–Jazz”, were created alla prima in the sense that they are not inspired by particular music as my oil paintings usually are. My hope is that music will come to them in some way. One way that’s already happened: my musician friend David Arend and his collective of composer-players “Alchemy Sound Project” used my paintings on their new album called Further Explorations.
Speaking of exploration, these paintings diverge from my accustomed oil technique, and are created with pigment dispersions directly on canvas. Here are four of the new ones which can be seen with many others at the Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton California from January 13 - February 15 2017: