I've had a good time painting up in Colorado the last 15 summers, from my place in New Mexico it is a great drive. I teach up at the Anderson Ranch Art Center and did a stint in Telluride. I have some paintings in the Telluride Gallery this month in a show curated by James Haywood a friend of mine through John McCracken. Jimmy, as known to his friends, was McCracken's best friend and we got to know each other through John when he lived in NM. I'm leaving to teach soon at Anderson Art Center in Aspen where this regular painting of the landscape started as I teach it there. We go out on the ranches of Snowmass and Aspen and paint up a storm-- literally most afternoons, so there are good clouds. These Penstemon flowers bloomed a couple of summers back-- they were amazing and became a theme in my studio paintings They are the something I look to happen as I paint out of doors giving me clues to my ongoing investigation.
These paintings have been in the works for two years they were worked out in drawings from Winter 2016.
Some things left in New Mexico studio. Paintings from last couple years the Southern Route group.
Other paintings being worked on.
What's going on in the Studio.
My NY studio is now in Sunset Park, Industry City out near the Verrazano Bridge.
I have worked in New Mexico half the year for the last 15 years.
A situation in upstate NY has opened up.
I would rather be in Long Island where I spent my early years. But that has become impossible.
The search for studio space and working between situations has become a large part of the whole game of being an artist. So this will be largely studio entries trying to piece together the fragmentation created by the situation of being "all over."