Previous Work (1960-2000)
From the artist:
From the beginning of my practice my model has been to embrace a broad spectrum of my life experiences. This is why there is such variety of imagery. The approaches have been observation, memory, and invention. I believe my sensibility is evident throughout this work and into my recent work. You will see images of birth, death, love, war, peace, allegories, political/social, life models, eroticism, still-life, abstraction & improvisation, nature, and city life.
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1990 - 1999
"Ideas divide and forms reunite. Maybe ideas wound you and forms heal you. Painting is what remains of a magical activity of comprehension and acceptance of the world through forms." -Francesco Clemente
The Oil Spill Pelican painting below is partially based on a black and white photograph by Edward Weston.
"Style is the weight of what you are." - Francesco Clemente
"What makes art vital is not (only) innovation - which only a handful ever bring off - but the range and quality of the individual imagination. " - Stanley Crouch