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PAINTINGS (page 9)

 

 

PRIVATE ISLAND
(A SERIES)

 

2019

 

During working trips to Oahu over the past dozen or so years, especially during model shoots with my partner and fellow artist, Jack Balas, I find myself entering what feels like a private space.  It's as if we've been transported offshore, the group of us, to a secret, uninhabited island.  The outside world is suspended, and we're temporarily marooned in the pristine setting, without phone or Internet service, released from the demands of time, schedules, and even to a degree language.  Another reality emerges from beyond the conceptual, a wordless realm that feels completely innocent.  It is this reality I have attempted to capture in paint.

 

         

 

 

 

 

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ARRIVAL (Study)
 

FIRST AFTERNOON (Study)
 

DROP-IN VISITOR (Study)

 
 

 
 

 

NEW FRIEND (Study)
 

 RECEPTION (Study)
 

 FIRST MORNING (Study)

 
 

 
 

 

 SEAWALL (Study)
 

MID-DAY SWIM (Study)
 

PASSING STORM (Study)
 

 
 
 

  CATCH (Study)
 
   
   



 

 

 

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