Poetry Series

My poetry inspired paintings sprang from four sources, the first two try to bring the words of Walt Whitman and the music of two composers to watercolor. The third series grows from reading and envisioning poetry.

Wendell Berry's collection of poems in "Leavings" provides imagining for the fourth collection.

A Sea Symphony is a choral symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams who extracted the words of
‘ Leaves of Grass’ for the chorus.

Jazz composer Fred Hersch used extracts of the same poem for his jazz Compact Disk ‘Leaves of Grass’.

Watercolor painting Riddle Song

A Sea Symphony

Watercolor painting Riddle Song

Leaves of Grass

Watercolor painting Riddle Song

Poems Painted

Watercolor painting David Jones

Leavings