Massachusetts’ Nationally Known Artist
Give a brief description of your upcoming show. And what might have inspired it.
Gallery director Lee Lovett, sent me images of the central market and I imagined a mouse later at night going thru all the goodies to be found. I thought up situations he would find himself, comical and serious, as he makes his way thru the aisles. I love the textures of the fruit tarts and the marbled stones, and it is a challenge for a still life painter to depict the difficult surfaces.
How have you expanded existing themes/ideas for which you are best known/or if this body of work is a great deviation from your norm, what inspired this new approach?
I tried to build in more of a relationship between the object with the mouse, creating a psychological undertone in a funny situation or a confusing one.
Stylistically and/or technically, what do you hope collectors notice in your new work?
I hope that before the viewer makes out the content of the work, the abstract design and balance are pleasing and interesting from a distance.
Add any additional info that might interest the viewer.
All my mice paintings are autobiographical and I hope that viewers will purchase my book for further insights into who I am.