Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Simple Pleasures
Acrylic on Canvas 12 X 12” Each

Inspired by:
Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland
Final melody based on a Shaker Hymn
Simple Gifts by Joseph Brackett

‘Tis the gift to be simple
‘tis the gift to be free...

What a gift: to create music that can inspire tears of joy. I love Appalachian Spring and each time I hear it I wait for this melody. It is simple and pure and universal pleasure.

These squares are my attempt to paint a response.


  1. I really like these and your inspiration for them. They are simple, elegant and joyful. Very nice.

  2. I love the music too. Your paintings are delightful and a nice depiction of what I hear.