Musk Ox/ Fox  
28” x 46”   
Pastel, gesso, oil on canvas  
1998/2020
[sold]



Redux

This series came about in part from practicality. I have a loft in my studio that stores a great many old paintings, many of which I was never quite satisfied with. I worked with pastels on raw wet canvas for many years. Recently I  perceived that the canvases could provide a great backdrop for a new painting. Many of the stored works have substantial saturation of color and an Inuit theme of transformation, which seems felicitous.

It is very challenging to perceive a new work on top of an old one. It’s difficult to get started, but once I get to a certain stage lines and intersections of lines begin to delineate forms. The existing painting also sets the direction for the choice of palette. Even while taking a new concept and layering it over an existing canvas, I am trying to let some of the “spirit” from the original peak through.






Red Eye
48” x  38”  
Gesso, pigment, charcoal on canvas  
1992/2020




Walrus Spirit  
48” x 38”
Pastel, pigment, oil on canvas 
1992/2020




Owl Trio
35” x 24”
Pastel, gesso, pigment, oil on canvas  
2010/2020




Red Kitsune 
46” x 30”
Pastel, gesso, oil on canvas
2020




Blue Owl
32” x 28”
Pastel, oil, gesso  on canvas
1998/2020
[sold]




Shaman with 3 Owls  
28” x 26”       
Pastel, gesso, oil on canvas
1998/2020



Owl Transformation #1
24” x 18”
Pastel, gesso, oil on canvas  
2009/ 2021



Owl Transformation #2 
24” x 18”
Pastel, gesso, oil on canvas  
2009/ 2021