"Lessons" Oil on Panel

“Lessons 1″ 32″x25” Oil on Panel

Upon returning home from my trip out west, I have been working like a bee in my studio, trying to meet another impending deadline.  I have signed up for a solo exhibition in my home town, which is exciting because this is my first real show in a gallery since graduating from school.  The theme of my exhibition is of course concerning my year in Istanbul.  I have had so much to say about immersing myself in Turkish culture that at first, it was as though I was trying to force words and ideas through the small neck of a bottle, and they became trapped, cluttered and confused.  But, after many months of work, a definite theme has developed, and I am thrilled with the organic formation of this project.  From now up until my exhibition, I will be uploading images of the drawings and paintings as they come into completion.  My full artist statement will come last as I don’t want to give the entire concept of the show away.

Featured in this post are 2 of 3 paintings with the tittle “Lessons.”  Here I am pairing two subjects that held strong significance to me while living in Turkey.  I could go deeply into a discussion of these images, but for now I would like them to speak for themselves.  The 3rd painting in this series in nearly completed and will be uploaded soon.  For now, please enjoy and feel free to comment!


“Lessons 2″ 45″x30” Oil on Panel


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