Maryland Gallery

 We moved back east to Maryland from New Mexico 2015. It took over a year settling in and finding a home and studio shed before I returned to making painting / collages. A distinction between Maryland and New Mexico is the marked change of seasons. The abundance of acid green foliage in spring is nearly overwhelming visually. And summer into fall of course is wonderful. We are surrounded by water and can feel and see the atmosphere.  We take it all in commuting and Sunday driving with the pups through southern Maryland. 

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“Dropping Acorns,” acrylic on raw canvas, 41 X 30″ September, 2019

 

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“Fish, Cat, Accidental Skull, Black Eyed Susans,” 41 X 30″ August, 2019

Paint 7 1 19June 30: “Storm, Uplands Pasture, Western Shore”  24 X 24″ Panel

 

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July 19, Shady Side, MD. 24 X 24″ Restive panel. Paint and collage. Heat wave. Butterflies in abundance. Night chorus. Watermelon in the shade of the Pin Oak. Gathering black berries for topping a small scoop of vanilla ice cream. Green-eyed cat crouching beneath the hydrangea.

 

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Blue Oak, Lightning Storm 23 X 25″ on panel. June ’19

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May to June, Acrylic/collage on canvas. 40 X 30″

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“Marching Orders” Acrylic and collage on Canvas. 24 X 30″ March 2019

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“Dragonfly” Acrylic and collage on canvas. 24 X 24″ January, 2019

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No Title 20 X 20″ January, 2019

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“Chaff Over Water” 36 X 30″ December, 2016 JD Collection

Chaff Over Water is clearly an abstraction, but personally evokes a storm raging over the hardscape antennae array, at the Naval Research Center facility near Chesapeake Beach.

 

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“Koi Pond” Acry;iv/paper on canvas. 24 X 36″ April, 2017. Private Collection

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“Storm” [Detail] Private Collection

Swamp Circle“Swamp Circle 1,” Maryland. 20 x 20″ 2017

 A sod farm located aside Swamp Circle Road near Deal/Churchton, MD. in early spring during and after soft rain. 

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“Swamp Circle 2,” Maryland. 20 x 20″ 2017

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This may have been the first “Maryland” and storm painting, painted after the “Jim” paintings following. I was thinking about a harbor. The battleship form on the lower left quad painted itself, and there it is.

“Crysalis 2” (below) is a straight up effort to emulate the collage work of my Father and primary artistic influence Jim Crane’s 1960 – 70’s collages. My work often dances around this influence. I decided to just go there. 

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I am still very drawn to the Maryland landscape. I think that I “internalized” it somewhat in 2017. Newer work is returning to greater abstraction.

 

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