The poetry of nature, through linear movement and simplification of color and form, is the theme of this exhibit, irrespective of subject matter, which includes: city views, landscapes and side streets. A viewscape is a visual connection that occurs between a person and the spatial arrangement of urban and landscape features. The 18th century artists, Canaletto and Guardi, used the term ‘vedute’. My artistic sensibility inspired me to re-create a variety of views.
The subject matter are views which inspired me upon my travels to Italy and France, during a period in which I lectured in those regions, through a Georgetown University program abroad. Closer to home, other sources of inspiration are views of Washington, D.C. and New York City. I wish the viewer to be transported, through spatial movement of color and line, on this artistic journey: an escape, if you will, to these places.