My paintings and drawings have always been tied to my love for stories. I like listening to stories. I like telling stories, and I like discovering when I am suddenly part of one. Many of my paintings and drawings take place at points of irresolution. The figures feel caught unexpectedly, and the moment is full of potential. Things could go sour or they might end up all right. My hope is that viewers take in this moment and decide on their own role in the painting.
- Jan Howard, Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the RISD Museum
- Dr. Emil Willers, Executive Director of the Newport Art Museum
- Sarah E. Fagan, artscope writer