Professor of Art
M.F.A., American University; B.A., Emmanuel College
Office hours: Office hours by appointment
Office: Administration Building, Room 530
Phone: (617) 264-7611
Ocean currents, navigation routes, intersection of land, sea, and sky, and the mystery of what exists "below the surface" are all sources for my current oil paintings and mixed media works on paper. At the heart of these works are the metaphoric possibilities that result from the contemplation of water.
Formally, these investigations feed my interest in contradictions and dualities. The sublime is explored through extremes of light and dark, movement and stasis and through the physicality of the material. Initially a direct response to place and experience, the work develops into a dialogue between dense accumulations of paint and drawing materials and open passages evoking light, air, and water. The accreted marks tell their own histories with a sense of urgency and vulnerability as they collide, dissipate, and reassemble.
My work has been exhibited widely in both solo and group exhibitions. Exhibition venues include Danforth Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, ME; Dartmouth College, NH; Fitchburg Art Museum, MA; Fuller Craft Museum, MA; The National Museum of Fine Arts, Viet Nam; and Apothiki Arts Center, Greece. I have also been awarded artist residencies at the Millay Colony in Austerlitz, NY, the Apothiki Arts Center in Paros, Greece, and the Goetemann Residency, Gloucester, MA. Public collections of my work in Massachusetts include the Boston Public Library, Meditech Corporation, and CSC.