Any World Your Welcome To (Group Show) "Starfields 1 and 2" Dzen Gallery Manchester CT. Jan-2017
"Starfields 3-6" EBK Gallery Hartford CT. June 2017
It would be self serving to quote the many writers, poets, musicians and astrophysicists about how the Stars have shaped our humanity —spiritually and philosophically.
On an Artistic level, creating these Starfield paintings has taught me patience. Patience to see, there is infinite beauty in the things we call familiar, and the blackness, the emptiness of space is not so black nor so empty.
Hope/Hopeless (TBD Gallery) Five Points Gallery Torrington CT. Sept-Oct 2017
This new series, “Hope/Hopeless” reflects the complicated task of untangling my encounters with depression. Despondent emotions, feelings of helplessness and guilt, will often tether me to unstable ground. The dizzying effect of these thoughts cause me to fixate. So much so that I lose the light of Hope. There are also times when I do see the clearing in front of me, and yet I choose not to move toward it. Because depression can be a safe place to retreat from the world. A place where I do not have to admit or face certain fears within.
These paintings reflect my personal experience, but I hope these images may shine a light upon your times of darkness and isolation.
Nature Sketches North Western Community College Winstead CT. Nov-2017