Paintings in Ordinary Time

New and Recent Work

I took my first art class when I was 12, from a woman in my neighborhood who had also taught my dad and his pals when they were young. She told me that her job was to teach me to see. I think about that almost every time I step up to my easel. I spend a lot of my time when I’m not painting thinking about how I would paint whatever I’m looking at. Wayne Thiebaud, a painter who is often on my mind, said, “You can never paint well enough, hard enough or long enough, but the doing of it — just the pure pleasure of picking up that stick with some hairs on it, dipping it into some color or something, then taking it to this flat surface and trying to make a little visual world — what a wonderful challenge. We are privileged.” I agree that this is a terrific privilege to get to spend my time translating the world, finding the beauty in the breakfast dishes, looking for the opportunities in the ordinary.

These paintings are in view at StopWatch Gallery and Studio, 323 South Main Street, Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Tap a thumbnail for a larger view, title, and dimensions. For more information, please contact the gallery at 724-708-2034.