Passage through Dust and Stone
New York City
Hepzibah House 2015
Beautiful light in the old city was my inspiration for my Plein Air paintings in Israel. I paint with colors that are made of earth minerals. In my paintings, minerals being suspended in fields of color once again become images of stones. The fluidity of watercolors solidify to form stone’s hard edges, a poetic tension, a dance
There is A River
L'Abri, Huemoz Switzerland
In these paintings I wanted to capture the depth and feeling of an expansiveness of the Rhone Valley in the Alpine Region of Switzerland. These canvases were created in open air, “plein air” on mountain hikes high up on Alpine ranges in the Canton of Vaud.
A floral arrangement inhabits a space, a location where leaves, petals, and branches converse. Translating floral shapes and edges to forms and lines on the canvas reveals the spaces in between. These paintings evoke the memory of the physical while expressing the fragility of something elemental to the human heart: a yearning for the ineffable.
Diary of Israel's Beauty
In Jerusalem, watercolors, pencil, paper, brushes, and water in hand, I painted in the streets. Walking through the streets, caverns, tunnels, walls, and corridors captured my imagination. The quiet light on natural structures finds its expression in the rhythms of the my brush strokes and colors on canvas. These images were then developed further through imagination and memory in the studio.