My earliest drawings were made on the white side of the cardboard that came inside my father's shirts. They were, still are, both diary and refuge. The subject of my early landscapes was what happened in the drawings. It was about line, gesture and color, but also a sense of place and a state of mind. Sense of place may have won out over form and gesture, and over the years I've traveled to many other places, but drawing remains a primary source for my paintings. The most recent drawings have begun to explore the late afternoon view from my temporary workplace in Chelsea. Other recent drawings were made on site in and around the Berkshires and upstate New York.
Artist Statement, 2014
oil pastel and oil stick on Arches paper, 8 1/2” x 14 1/2”, private collection