Artist Statement                          

 

Around 2003 I moved from working in any method that represented the exterior world and turned inward finding it preferable to rely on my imagination and intuition. This resulted in my work becoming somewhat non objective dismissing the rules of perspective but still maintaining a traditional approach to composition.

The past two years have been ones of experimentation which has resulted in a more defined theme in my work. I look to nature, not on the surface but underneath as I can only imagine what root systems look like deep underground or what lurks far beneath the surface of the sea. Together with my interest in symbology and hieroglyphics my work subtly exemplifies the close proximity of life, death and rebirth.

My method is deliberate yet is an ultimately spontaneous result of my instincts. The process of the creation of the work becomes imbedded in the result as it overtakes any preconceived idea I may have had when I started. The initial sketch underlying the work only serves as the point of departure and becomes far less important than the transformation that occurs during the creation. I have an unorthodox approach in the handling of my materials. I add varying textures to my forms and bold colors to create a push / pull  of visual conflict that gives the work added interest yet still results in classic balance and harmony.

 

 

Exhibitions and Awards

 

 

Atlantic City Art Center

Member Shows:

Winter 2004

Summer 2005

Winter 2006

 

Galloway Cultural Art Center;

Memories 2004:  “Memory Cabinet”-1st place- 3-D

Spring Beauties 2004: “Anticipation”- :3rd place- works on canvas

Spring Fever 2005: “Ode to Tennysen”- 1st Place 3-D

  “Joy of Life”-Best in Show 

Winter Splendor 2005: “ The Russian” 3rd place- watercolor

Hot Stuff 2005:”That Day at the Beach”- 2nd place- 3-D

Autumn Glories 2005: “ Specimens”-Honorable Mention-3-D

Scene It  2007: “ Excavation’- 3rd Place- mixed media

 

Atlantic Cape Community College;

Faculty Selects- Annual Student Exhibit 2003

19th Annual Workshop Exhibit and Sale 2004

20th Annual Workshop Exhibit and Sale 2005

22nd Annual  Workshop Exhibit and Sale 2007

23rd Annual Workshop Exhibit and Sale 2008

24th Annual Workshop Exhibit and Sale 2009

25th Annual Workshop Exhibit and Sale 2010

26th Annual Workshop Exhibit and Sale 2011

 

The Society of New Jersey Artists

Fall Exhibit 2004 

“ Birch Grove”- Honorable Mention

 

The Noyes Museum of Art

Biennial Exhibition 2005

“ The Gathering”

 

4th St. Cafe, Ocean City,N.J.

Solo Exhibition - February 2006

 

The Ocean City Fine Arts League

“Friends of the Arts Show” 2006

“Passion”- Honorable Mention

“Friends of the Arts Show” 2008

“Passage”-Honorable Mention

 

The Willingboro Art Alliance, Willingboro, N.J.

11th Annual Juried Show 2006

“Arena”

The Arthur H. Sacker Past President Memorial Award for Original Fine Art

 

 

The National Arts Program

Sixth Annual Exhibit2007

Cape May County N.J.

“Arena” 

First Place (professional category) 

Best Overall Painting

Best in Show

Ninth Annual Exhibit

“Morpheus”

Third Place (professional category)

 

Noyes Art Gallery , Hammonton, N.J.

Inaugural Exhibition  2008  Group Show

 

Ocean City Fine Arts League

“Le Petite Show” 2008

“Roadside Attraction”

Second Place

 

Atlantic Cape Community College

“A View From The Edge”  Solo Exhibition 

April 2009

 

Carrisbrooke Inn, Ventnor, N.J.

“Evenings of Art”  Inaugural Exhibition

June 2009

 

Carrisbrooke Inn, Ventnor, N.J.

Atlantic City Concierge Association

Wine Tasting Fundraiser- Group Exhibition

February 2010

 

Ocean City Fine Arts League

“ Romance” - Juried Show  February 2010

“Rapture”

Best in Category (3D)

Best in Show

 

 

Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville, N.J.

Associate Artist Show 

Spring 2010

Fall 2010

Spring 2011

Artist’s Alcove- Solo Show -May 2011

 

Idiosyncrazies, Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.

Solo Show - Featured Artist Month of September 2011

 

Atlantic City Art Center

Solo Exhibit- October 2011

 

JumpIn! Group Show  Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville, N.J.

November 2011

 

Ocean City Fine Arts League

Le Petit  Juried Show

“Presentiment” 2nd place

 

ArtC Shore Medical Center Art Gallery

Inaugural Exhibit Spring 2012

 

Toms River Artist’s Community

Group show May 2012

 

Toms River Cultural Arts Victorian Extravaganza

Group show May 2012

 

Somers Point Restaurant Artwalk

Sandi Pointe Ballroom May 2012

 
Toms River Artist Community Group Show
Ocean County Library September 2012

Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, N.J.

Signature Artist Exhibition

Oct./Sept. 2012 

At The Shore Wine Tasting Art Exhibit

 February 2013

Atlantic Care community Art Gallery/ Solo Show- Atlantic City NJ
June-November 2013

Frozen Music- Solo Exhibit
Ocean County Artist's Guild, Island Heights , NJ
October 2013

David Holtzman Gallery-Solo Exhibt
Ventnor City, NJ 
April 2014

William Ris Gallery-Solo Exhibit
Stone Harbor NJ
June 2014