Artist's Statement

There are two major influences on my work: the early Italian Renaissance, (from Giotto to Fran Angelico and Piero della Francesca), and Expressionism, (which I define to include not only artists such as Heckel, Munch and Beckmann, but also Gauguin and, though he is outside the category, Seurat). The humanism, abstraction and discipline of the former, the color and psychology of the latter, have all been of fundamental importance to my work.


I will leave the viewers to exercise their own creativity and thought in regard to the meaning of the work. My own feeling is that paintings are in a way very much like mirrors; mirrors that will reflect better and be far more interesting without the intrusion of the artist's verbal explanations


PHOTO: Andrew Stevovich in his studio.