In making a painting, a myriad of elements come together. Color, form, shape, feeling, volition, subject and substance coincide in one thing that will inevitably mean different things to different people. Different things at different times. Ultimately the artist does not own the meaning of their work. Once out of their hands it is open to anyone’s interpretation, and they can only hope that the viewer will take the time to look beyond the surface and ask the work questions.
I had been meaning to write about the work I have in this year’s 2021 Coors Western Art Show when this very matter arose for Rose Fredrick, the show’s curator. Rose has her unique insight into my work and is an informed and eloquent viewer. Please read, [Mis] Understanding Art, a blog from Rose at