In the fall of 2013 my colleague and fellow artist Jim Medvitz approached me asking if we might consider collaborating on a joint show that would highlight the energy and expression at this crossroad in our mutual creative journeys. Having had extensive conversation around where our individual journey’s are guiding us, we determined to name the show PaintScape, a title we felt would allow the viewer to experience paintings in the LANDscape, LIFEscape, LOVEscape of the human condition, with all its emotion and questions that are perennial to the human spirit.
Having set our creative direction and focus we explored where we might show our work. Jim being a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in the Wiltondale section of Towson Maryland, approached the church leadership, Pastors Jim and Judy Cobb who were extremely gracious in extending to us an invitation to show our work. The church has a gallery/community gathering area called the Luther Room. There we were able to exhibit our work that began with an opening reception on Sunday, March 2, 2014. We welcomed over 100 people who enjoyed viewing our art and lite fare through the afternoon. The exhibit lasted through April 27, 2014.
Creating paintings for this show, I came to the conclusion, “The greatest act of courage an artist faces is when the paint is on the brush and the blank canvas beckons the artist to apply the first stroke”.