Category archive for Painting

The Honesty of Black & White

The Honesty of Black & White

Posted on 09.24.15

Within the last year, more predominantly, I’ve been enamored by the embrace of black & white for its grace, transcendence and naked honesty. There is nowhere to hide in the reduction of color, no subjective leanings in associations with hue…
Trauma to the Collective Soul

Trauma to the Collective Soul

Posted on 11.16.14

We are transmutable, permeable, ephemeral, swimming energy, not separate, not dual, but one. You intuit this, even if you don’t acknowledge it in thought. We can ignore, turn away, judge, but we can not escape effect. What happens there, happens…
Pushing the Continuum

Pushing the Continuum

Posted on 11.20.13

The “Perceptual Painter” gives much weight to the notion that our age is becoming desensitized, that we lack an attunment of the senses and that there is a necessary training towards this end with its interpretation through paint, that in…
Forward in Catalog of Muhlenberg Show

Forward in Catalog of Muhlenberg Show

Posted on 08.06.12

Recent Paintings by Paul King “I visited Paul King’s studio in the summer of 2011, and found an artist deeply immersed in the dialogue of abstract painting. Evident in just about every work of art made by King is a…
New Solo Exhibtion

New Solo Exhibtion

Posted on 06.04.12

This past year has been momentous. Lots of energy flying about and the result is a new show of mine at the Martin Art Gallery in the Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College in Allentown. The exhibition contains about…
The Devil Is In The Details

The Devil Is In The Details

Posted on 12.02.11

Detail. What does it mean? We tend to think of it as small parts, articulated bits that add flavor. As the saying goes, “The Devil is in the details”, which interestingly comes from an older phrase, “God is in the…
Detail, Empty Handed Leap

A Matter of Surface

Posted on 11.12.11

Common word, complex subject. Painters deal with surface every time they apply a mark. But the real understanding of this subject is an issue that seems to be less and less appreciated along with the understanding that first and foremost,…
'A Beautiful Mystery'

‘A Beautiful Mystery’

Posted on 06.07.11

This is the title of my show at Seraphin Gallery at 1108 Pine St. in Philadelphia. The show runs from April 29th till the end of June, 2011. Two and a half years of work is represented revealing exciting new…
Motherwell 1, "the more anonymous a work. . ."

Motherwell 1, “the more anonymous a work. . .”

Posted on 02.13.11

“The more anonymous a work, the less universal, because in some paradoxical way, we understand the universal through the personal”. This is the first in a series of reflections and musing on Robert Motherwell’s writings. Motherwell was one of the…
Creativity Unbound

Creativity Unbound

Posted on 05.16.10

Creativity Unbound is the name of the workshop that Bridget Morris and I created to combine the artistic disciplines of Painting and Bookbinding. We had nine participants in a week-long feast of fun and enrichment. We designed the workshop to…
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