Lessons in freedom, expression and blessings

It has been quite a Fall and early Winter, both personally and artistically.  I’ve been blessed with two shows, one at the Underground Gallery in Collinsville, CT featuring my Gloucester series.  And, more recently, a solo show at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, displaying my most recent works on paper (through December 8th). Read a review of the show by Priscilla Newcomb.  And if that isn’t enough, I’ve had the privilege of being mentored by the magnificently talented Judith Kruger who has pushed me to take my work to the next level.

Sometimes life is upended and hits your core. An election cycle so diabolical and unnerving. Then, in an instant, life circumstances change. We are confused and humbled. The lessons are real. Take time for your family and friends. Everything is mutable. I have witnessed incredible grace and courage the last few weeks through community, friends and family. Life is indeed a beautiful and terrifying mystery.

And art imitates life in a very real way for me.  I express through painting that which I cannot  communicate any other way.  I look forward to getting into the studio again soon and splashing around my emotions, feelings and ideas on canvas.

May we keep love and kindness in our heart through this holiday season, and always.

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