What are the implications of using letterforms as subject matter in painting? Can an image be created that enhances the meaning of the words? Is legibility important? Do the letters have to become words? I’ve been at this for over 30 years so you’ll see a wide variety of subject matter and approaches in this work. These are the questions I think about when beginning a painting that includes words. Some of these have been abstract, others illustrative. All of them, however, explore the relationship between WORD & IMAGE.
Although not all of these paintings include letterforms, there is a narrative to my work, a story behind the image. Some of these are oil or acrylic on canvas or board, but most of the recent ones are watercolor and gouache. Many of these paintings are in private and public collections, but others may be for sale. Please contact me about exhibits or purchases.