Early Morning on the Canal
Oil on canvas
SIZE / PRICE:
- 18 x 24 inches, framed – $700
One of the things I’ve discovered in my journey as an artist, is that to write an artist’s statement is extremely difficult. I’ve tried to express what inspires me, what I strive to communicate, what gives me joy, and the reality is that variety is what I enjoy most about being an artist. Sometimes, I’m inspired by light; other times, the atmosphere of a nocturne is what motivates me. Sometimes, I want to paint in oils; other times, watercolor moves me. I tend to get bored doing the same things over and over again. I tire of Bucks County landscapes, so I try some still life work, or attempt to do abstracts, but I seem to return to the landscapes because we are in such a beautiful place, and something grabs me and I’m compelled to try to capture something there. I go round and round, and never know what is going to get me going next. I feel that I’m still searching for my voice—something that people can identify as mine—but as soon as my work becomes identifiable, I want to move on to something else. And then, I always seem to go back to what is comfortable. All I can do is hope that as I try new things, each time I return to the “old ways,” I bring something new and exciting with me.