More and more, I find the day’s news drives me to seek some refuge. In my art I turn away from harsh and confusing events of the world, toward beauty and understanding. Ever since studying art in the 1960’s, I have made art that rebels against the ugly and the profane. Back then, aesthetically pleasing and realistic art was not in fashion. Artists were encouraged to create abstract expressionist or political art, and the more cacophonous and harsh the result, the more highly valued it seemed to be. See the rest of this post….