Below are the very early works I did between 1990 and 1997 when I was initially self-taught and very naive about the art world (from life observation). I am aware of how crude the initial works of my children are but they are historically important so I am sharing them. In the fall of 1995 I joined the Ingbretson Atelier in Boston which changed my work for a few years until I decided what I wanted to do as a painter with that knowledge on how to ‘see’ the light. Though I love the impression of the actual perceived light/reality, as an artist I prefer the ‘expression’ of reality as an art form. I do have to add that I have always added elements to my life observation that may not have been there if I feel it was what the painting needed. Here is a video which shows some of my drawings while at the Ingbretson atelier.
After the Ingbretson Atelier experience I enjoyed learning about our contemporary art world – what fuels it and struggling with that problematic condition. I entered the conceptual art world coupled with the significance of painting as I pursued my MFA in studio art Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. I am not rejecting my artistic past but appreciate what my naiveté gave me.
My initial fascination with the grid was functional and aesthetic predominantly – movement and flow, play of color etc. I still love that simple aspect about it currently though the grid has acquired a wider meaning for me conceptually.
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