[Note: At the bottom
of this page, below these paintings, is a link where you may read the entire short
story that tells the wonderful tale mentioned in the headline above.
ps: I had been doing Art as a grown-up for around 15 years already, but this Gift of daily "going down a deep well" and tapping into a visionary Creative Wholeness there on a daily basis, was astonishing...and also...badly needed at the time...incredibly healing!]
"African Dancer": This period in New York City was really the time in my life when I lived a painter's life. I was fascinated by the innumerable sights of New York, and carried a sketch pad with me most everywhere I went. It was the only time when I was thrilled to "draw from life". And by that I don't mean in a studio. The wonders of Coney Island, the Staten Island Ferry, and the African Dance classes I took with the great teacher Djoniba Matteut at the New York Dance and Skate Studio on Lower Broadway. Thrilling to recall!
"Angelic Symphony" (1992)
"At Grandpa's House" (1990)
"The Balance" (1992): I did quite a few male/female balance pieces during this period.
A nice review in the Myrtle Beach newspaper, the SUN-NEWS of a big exhibit
I had at the Broadway Gallery in 1995. Paul Brownfield, the author, a young writer just starting out then, was a personable fellow and a good interviewer. He's now a
Read the entire short story on the MEDIUM website, that tells this wonderful tale of how Art saved my life:
"The Life You Save May Be Your Own"
from my book of autobiographical short stories TOWARD AN INTERIOR SUN
(click book title to read reviews and purchase on Amazon)
On to the next page:
Meher Baba paintings from the '80s and '90s