Postcards from the Psyche
I believe the journey to authentic self and God are one in the same, and art can lead to self-discovery. I paint interior landscapes: psychological portraits that some call “postcards from the psyche.” Through art, the many aspects of Self come to light. Most collectors of my work are seekers and include artists, therapists, clergy, and others interested in psychology, sociology, and theology.
I am influenced by the rawness of outsider art and the intimacy of portraiture, which I have collected for more than 40 years. For me, painting is a meditation. Focusing on the process of painting, rather than the final product, I invite my subconscious to guide my hand. One color leads to the next and images emerge, until the painting whispers that it is complete.
I often paint over older paintings. It’s not unusual for three or four paintings to be imbedded in the surface of a single piece. Story builds on story, not unlike the stories of our lives.
In addition to painting, I’ve been exploring photography as a meditation on the beauty of creation—as a way of exploring the extraordinary in the ordinary. By adopting what some call “beginner’s mind,” I am experiencing the visual world in new, exciting, and more conscious ways.