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Olive Trees & Sun at L’Abeille, 2019, Oil on Canvas, 30″x40″

Creative process —

In my painting, the catalyst is nature. Being immersed in it, my soul is moved to create. A multitude of elements envelope my being, embrace me, enter my soul. Through this act of painting, my soul engages in a dialogue with nature.
The mystery is before me. Silence: I must enter the realm of silence. Listen: not to pre-conceived notions, not to voices of the to-do list, but to the sounds of the reeds swishing together in the breeze. Smell the earth, notice the movement, like brush strokes zigzagging across the page of sky and earth in a calligraphy that shows the way to my soul.
I must render, not state; suggest, not complete; remain sensual, not intellectual; pure, not literal; courageous, not safe; and never misuse the powers I have been given.

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Bastille Day

From July 14th through July 31st, I am offering 30% off my entire body of work (except recent & selected artwork).
All works included in this sale are marked by a French tricolor cockade and have a listed sale price.

To celebrate the French national holiday, I am reflecting on the notion of fraternité or brotherhood/sisterhood.

I will be giving a portion of the proceeds of my art sale to supporting the American Camp Association, whose mission it is to « enrich the lives of children, youth and adults through the camp experience ». Through the ACA, camps like Camp Alpine, where my sons spent their summers, and Camp Desoto, where I spent mine, will receive the support they need in order to continue to provide enriching summer experiences for generations to come.

Thank you for supporting my work, and joining me in my mission to promote summer camps!