Oil on a 26ft sail rescued from the Navesink River
I found myself chasing light… and just like that, this series began… a collection of my vision of light and color between 2017-2019.
The light I chased from Cape Cod, Cape Ann, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, the shores of Rhode Island, New Jersey and Long Island, across the ocean in Arles, Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Provence, Nimes and Burgundy and all the way to Malibu, was so profound. Colors cast light so differently in mesmerizing force. I found the changes of reflective light so captivating, dispersing itself through clouds and sea; mountains and trees… Colors differing from one place to another. The yellow in Arles, Provence matched the yellow of Cape Ann, Gloucester Massachusetts. The muddy blue grey light existed only on the flats of Cape Cod Bay. At the Campuget Vineyard and the beaches of Les Saintes- Maries-de-la-Mer, Provence, the tan and orange glow with a touch of baby blue cast its glow on ancient stone.
I remember each sunrise, watching the yellow glow awaken the night or the sunset soothing the day with its cool blue light turning to red warmth… each one more beautiful than the other and never the same.
As artists, we search to capture the light in what we see, to then transcribe with our brush, a stroke onto the canvas. An artist must abandon oneself truthfully each and everyday in his studio to be real. From Van Gogh to Picasso, every artist looks to capture the light in its beauty. For me, my brushstrokes evoke my emotions, exposing my inner self onto the canvas, telling the stories of my life in color and light. And with that said, as I interpret my stories on to the canvas, I will forever be running… chasing light, a muse of beauty and wonder.