Portfolio > Portraits in Frames and Other Pictures of People 2008-2014

figurative, musician, fiddle, border, pattern, oil on canvas
Oil on Collage on Canvas
36" x 36""
2014
oil painting, portrait, patterned
oil with collage on canvas
36" x 36"
2010
oil painting, portrait, patterned
oil with collage on canvas
36" x 36"
2010
oil painting, portrait, patterned, interior
oil with collage on canvas
36" x 36"
2010
oil painting, portrait, border
oil with collage on canvas
36" x 36"
2009
oil painting, portrait, border
oil with collage on canvas
36" x 36"
2009
oil painting, portrait, patterned, interior
oil with collage on canvas
36" x 36"
2010
Portrait, acrylic, collage
acrylic, colored pencil, photographic collage, collage on cnavas
36" x 36"
2009
mixed materials, acrylic, pastel ,collage, musicians, cello, duet, painterly
Acrylic, pastel, gouache, collage on paper mounted on canvas
36" x 36"
2008
drawing, collage on paper, musicians, cello
Graphite, charcoal and collage on paper
@ 33" x 20"
2018
collage, mixed materials, musicians
Acrylic, pastel, gouache, colored pencil, collage on montype print paper mounted on canvas
24" x 36"
2009
Figures with Vacuum Cleaner
mixed media on paper
@ 36" x 52"
2008
oil on paper, figurative, men sitting
Oil on paper
@ 24" x 72"
2018
oil on paper, figures, interior
Oil on Paper
@ 36" x 36"
2006
Reflecting Pool
mixed media on paper mounted on canvas on canvas
@ 38" x 58"
2008
oil on paper, swimmers, figures in water, Connecticut River
Oil on paper
@30" x 20"
2018
mixed materials, work on paper, figurative, narrative
Mixed media on paper
21.5" x 25"
2007
oil painting, portrait, interior, work on paper
Oil on paper
36.5" x 28"
2006
mixed materials, collage, work on paper, figurative, narrative
Mixed media on paper
20" x 28"
2007
collage, mixed materials, figurative
Mixed media on paper
27" x 20"
2005
acrylic on paper, cheilagh band, Irish music, young musicians, fiddle, tin whistle
Acrylic and pastel on paper
@ 42" x 24"
2007
acrylic on paper, cheilagh band, Irish music, young musicians
Acrylic and pastel on paper
@ 30" x 50"
2007
mixed materials, work on paper, figurative, narrative
Mixed media on paper
22" x 16"
2006
figures, women, collage,
Acrylic and collage on canvas
36" x 18"
2008
figures, families, collage, acrylic
Acrylic, gouache and pastel on paper
@ 48" x 30"
2018
mixed materials, collage, work on paper, figurative, narrative
Mixed media on paper
22" x 48"
2006

Portraits of people in my life: Pictorial spaces have been altered, simplified, abstracted. Many use a square 36" x 36" format in which the image is surrounded by a decorative frame. Often the figure fills the pictorial space and overlaps the frame, pushing out of the illusion, playing, with figure and ground. Flat elements of the border sometime expand, and become spatial components.

These are primarily oil or acrylic on canvas, often built upon a collage base. Some are multi-layered paintings on paper, built from collaging smaller drawings and paintings together, and creating a new narrative from the juxtaposition. The collage process creates spatial readings that are then interrupted by elements recalling the viewer to the actual flatness of the picture plane.
The movement between spatial readings and disparate collage elements replicates the act of association triggered by the combination of sight and memory that creates meaning out of what we see. In these constructed works, I thinking about the moments before perception may be come fixed as meaning; when the mind ranges between possible interpretations; when there is movement between one reality and another just as there may be a movement between an illusionistic representation of space, and the flat and formal elements themselves that make up any two-dimensional image.