In ‘07 I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. After an
extensive program of chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant from Duke, I
am given another chance at life.
My renewed focus on fine arts was a major factor in psychologically
handling this huge life-threatening experience. (along with a positive
attitude). Some paintings were done during the recovery days, where I
would work on a canvas for 20 minutes than sleep 2 hours. Presently, by some
miracle I am recovered and passionately enjoying the painting process. (making
sure I am not around Benzene- a serious carcinogenic.)
Because I have been an avid sailor, for many years I painted
nautical themes in a representational and graphic style, more as a colorist,
creating compositions of "pieces of a scene, as if tearing off a corner of
the scene to represent the whole......" Lots of colorist influences came
from sailing the Caribbean in the 80's with the harsh sun and pastel but
brilliant daily hues.
Presently I can see styles and colors transforming with the
plein air group I participate in here on the local coast. I like to paint in
Maine as well and had self studied south pacific motifs in New Zealand in ‘05.
I mention that because the south pacific colors of nature & the water are
breathtaking, one of a kind while the suns intensity and shades of Maine
with deeper, richer hues are all factors somehow subconsciously influencing
my outcomes, as well as outlook.
I feel this year is a year for many changes and
transformations in my artistic style. The painting Deliverance was a schooner
at our dock in Oriental and a serendipitous spirit I felt thru recovery.
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