Please stop by and see my work at Morse Coffee in Lake Oswego, OR. I’m delighted to have been invited to show “Conversations with Morandi” at this lovely coffee shop, February 1 through 29, 2024.

Returning to my studio after a several months’ downtime, I wanted to explore something other than abstract painting. Most of my painting has been abstract and inspired by the formal elements and landscape. But recently I’ve been thinking about the Italian painter Giorgio Morandi and his jars and vessels and bottles. The idea of treating subject as though it were a formal element seemed to be a good motivator to do something new.

These paintings came out of my study of Morandi. The subject is still life but unlike Morandi, my images are non observational — the paintings are abstract in many ways, finding their harmony in the way color and space affect how a painting works. And in this approach I’ve found it liberating to not be bound by a single way to resolve a painting.

Morse Coffee is located at 417 1st St., Lake Oswego, OR 97034 and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to noon.

View these paintings and others here.