The first few months of living in Jackson have been a whirlwind of happiness. Within the first few days of moving in I was able to secure studio space in the Jackson Center for the Arts, and began working on a series of paintings that are more of a practice in playing. I’ll be teaching a couple of painting classes at the center in 2017, and imagine that I will be picking up some private lessons as the spring picks up and ski season slows down. I’m stretching out a bit with my painting and getting loose, with no specific plan for these pieces other than trusting that I know when they are done. I am not sure yet if they will eventually be included in my series The Ecology of Memories, but I have a feeling that they will become study pieces for a future body of work. However, my heart is itching to do some technical drawing/painting, so we will see how these works play out. I’m enjoying the process of layering colors and playing with my intuition, for now.
In all the hustle and bustle of moving and settling in, I neglected to post images of the last two paintings I finished before I left Vermont. I’m happy to add them to the collection of current work. The bottom painting, titled Center of the Universe, is a rare commission for the Newton family of The Big House in Windham, VT.