Monthly Archives: April 2010

My Artist’s Statement for Chez Jude

Inspiration for my paintings comes from everything I’ve experienced and everything that surrounds me. These paintings are stops along my way. The natural beauty that surrounds us here on the North Shore blends with my memories and then spills out onto the canvas.

I’ve always lived near water. Fish represent the life beneath the surface. Certainly the surface of the lake, but also the surface of ourselves. These colors run deep in me, and when they surface, they tend to bring with them memories of places I have been and people I have loved. And unlike fish, the trees are rooted and stable.