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“The Next Brushstroke” – in brief

These paintings are about two landscapes I love: the Arb here in Ann Arbor which, in my view, is a quintessential landscape for hiking and exploring nature; and the dunes and bluffs of the Sleeping Bear area of the Lake Michigan shore near Glen Arbor – both of which I’ve been painting for many years.

While painting, I’m forever in pursuit of ‘the next brushstroke.’ For while the present brushstroke sums up previous brushstrokes, and defines the present moment of calm certitude or energetic action, ‘the next brushstroke’ potentially sparks creative freedom and surprise.

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