If no other knowledge deserves to be called useful but that which helps to enlarge our possessions or to raise our station in society, then Mythology has no claim to the appellation. But if that which tends to make us happier and better can be called useful, then we claim that epithet for our subject. For Mythology is the handmaid of literature: and literature is one of the best allies of virtue and promoters of happiness.
Thomas Bulfinch

I feel we can include all the arts as allies of virtue and promoters of happiness. Certainly Mythology has been an inspiration to artists and a subject unsurpassed in volume and interpretation through millenniums.

Millennimyths is my tribute to these ageless fables as we enter a new millennium. This will be the fifth millennium for some of the oldest of myths.

I always believed my art allowed me to use the creative force of life, it's totality, its beauty, its energy to feel connected to all creation. My work expresses thoughts and feelings that are inexpressible in any other way.

The series of work in Millennimyths seemed to really be inspired by divine muses. These mythological works wanted to be. The process of creating them was a synthesis, meditative and lyrical. My brush strokes became transcendental, seemingly guided by a collaborative effort of my own creative spirit and some mystical force.

These are a few samples of a larger current series of drawings and paintings celebrating ageless fables facing a new millennium. The artist is currently seeking gallery representation, if interested contact him at <lilly@sunlink.net>

Daphne
Iccarus
Leda
Europa
Janus
Hope
Persephone
Pithys
Sirens
Venus & Cupid
Dying Driads


Instructor of Art, Alvernia College

Education

BS in Art Ed., Penn State University
MA in Art, Hartford Art School

One Man Shows

Bradley Academy of Visual Arts, 1999
Impressions Gallery, Danville 1999
Artforms Gallery, Lewisburg 1997
Rose Lehman Center Gallery,
Harrisburg Area Community College 1991
Chambers Gallery, Penn State University 1990
Markle Gallery, Hazleton Art League 1983
Kehr Union Gallery, Bloomsburg University 1980

Selected Invitationals

"The Real Millennium" William Ris Gallery
The Cutting Edge, Doshi Center for Contemporary Art
A Tactile Vision, State Museum of Pennsylvania
Mask, Indiana University
Other Views, Bloomsburg University
Outstanding Art Educators Seton Hill College
Homecoming, Schuylkill County Council for the Arts

Awards

First Place and Honorable Mention - Allied Artist of Schuylkill County
First Place Purchase Award, Hazleton Art League
Two First Place Awards, Art Association of Harrisburg
Fourth Place Award, Art Association of Harrisburg
Honorable Mention, Art Association of Harrisburg
Two Honorable Mention, Susquhanna Art Society

Collections

Hazleton Art League
Hoeganaes Corporation
Lincoln Architectural Associates
Bloomsburg University

       
 
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