How I see it
Making Art is my way of giving creative expression to subjects that I think are interesting and important. Seasonal changes, movement, transition, and impermanence are what attract me as a painter and photographer. My work is more contemporary than traditional, with a stronger emphasis on color and organic design. In the natural world are the timeless qualities of harmony, balance and integration that I need here and now. Birds and forests forever!
My human subjects are absorbed practitioners, engaged in their purpose. I love watching musicians, dancers and classical singers. My themes are frequently revisited but not strictly forced as a series.
 It is easy to go on and on with a personal statement, but a visual expression really has to speak for itself, and the work has to stand on its own 2 feet. 
           A friend once said that she painted to find out what it looks like. That is just about right.

 The moving finger writes; and, having writ
            moves on: nor all your piety and wit
            shall lure it back to cancel half a line,
            nor all your tears wash out a word of it.

                                                                  Omar Khayyam




 john wikePortsmouth, NH603 4983096