This “new work” features paintings in a show at the Central Library of Arlington, on view from September 1 through September 30, 2011. Most of this work is from 2010 and 2011, but there are some paintings that, because of their relationship to ongoing or current work, are included here though they were completed several years ago.
The “Landscapes, Trees, and ABCs” exhibition and this on-line presentation draw on three of my favorite subjects. The landscape paintings are of the farm areas in the Appalachian mountains of nearby Pennsylvania. After twenty years of visiting and painting that countryside, I remain fascinated by the swathes of color and the geometric shapes created by both nature and the work of the farmers. I have painted trees, both representationally as well as in abstract forms, for over two decades. In the past year, quite serendipitously, I started working on the letters of the alphabet and am completing my first paintings of each of the letters. I find it interesting to see how the tree paintings connect to and are reflected in the alphabet selections.