There is NOTHING like an
ORIGINAL work of art.
Only original work can capture
the SOUL which was shaped
and touched by the human hand
and executed with energy and
This SOUL cannot be truly seen
in any reproduction.
Many, if not most of my paintings deal with the theme of immigration as it’s
explored in abstract elements of: bridges to new worlds, circles
connecting and reconnecting people with new found hope. This hope Is
also depicted in elements of nature; water, sky and earth. I love the
process of painting, of pushing the colors into an unpredictable design;
sometimes detailed and sometimes minimal. Then, the delight of
experiencing a finished painting! My paintings come from intuition that is
guided by education, experience, experimentation and a subliminal
intuitive flow. But mood, color, shape, composition and line are always at
play in a delicate balance. My work comes from my own unique history.
I am an immigrant. My parents were taken from Ukraine as slave laborers
onto German farms after WWII. They were rescued by America forces and
placed in a Displaced Person’s Camp (D.P. Camps) waiting for passage to
hope and freedom. As I get older, I appreciate more and more the stories
that were told of the struggles they endured. They didn’t know the
language and for a time we were alone in this strange wonderful country.
But we all found our way and thrived.
I want the viewer to be engaged, to find their own reality, their own
meaning, or simply enjoy. Each new work is my favorite, find yours.