K House Series


What began as the study of the formal elements of art inspired by the random and brightly colored homes I saw on a recent trip to the war-torn country of Kosovo, evolved into works that reflect a familiar relationship with a “Kosovo house.” Although all these paintings are not of the same house, the repeated structure in most of these works are of a particular house where I taught an art class to Kosovar students, and it therefore holds specific memories for me.

Just like a new acquaintance, this series focused on getting to know the obvious: the geometry of the architecture, color, and texture.  As the paintings matured, the “Kosovo house” became an intimate friend with a personality expressing different moods. It no longer needed all the details of windows and doors to identify it and therefore became more abstract.

The compositions are heavily determined by the open space that encompasses the structures. These works consist of layers upon layers of both opaque and transparent paint to create planned and unplanned depth and texture. All works are oil on canvas.


Kosovo House #17, 2013, oil on canvas, 40" x 30"
[ $1200.00 ]


Kosovo House #16, 2013, oil on canvas, 20" x 16"
[ Private Collection ]


Kosovo House #15, 2013, oil on canvas, 30" x 24"
[ $650 ]

- Selected for the D.A.G. 59th Annual Juried Art Exhibition!
- 2nd Place Winner of V.A.E.'s 24th Annual N.E.W. Show!


Kosovo House #14, 2013, oil on canvas, 16" x 12"
[ Private Collection ]


Kosovo House #13, 2013, oil on canvas, 18" x 14"
[ $200 ]


Kosovo House #12, 2013, oil on canvas, 36" x 36"
[ Private Collection ]


Kosovo House #11, 2013, oil on canvas, 30" x 24"
[ Private Collection ]


Kosovo House #10, 2013, oil on canvas, 20" x 20"
[ $300 ]


Kosovo House #9, 2013, oil on canvas, 20" x 20"
[ Private Collection ]


Kosovo House #8, 2013, oil on canvas, 18" x 24"
[ Private Collection ]


Kosovo House #7, 2013, oil on canvas, 24" x 30"
[ Private Collection ]


Kosovo House #6, 2013, oil on canvas, 9" x 12"
[ Private Collection ]


Kosovo House #5, 2013, oil on canvas, 12" x 16"
[ Private Collection ]


Kosovo House #4, 2013, oil on canvas, 48" x 36"
[ $2000 ]



Kosovo House 3, 2013, oil on canvas, 24" x 30"
[ Private Collection ]


Kosovo House 2, 2013, oil on canvas, 20" x 20"
[ Private Collection ]


Kosovo House 1, 2013, oil on canvas, 6" x 6"
[ Private Collection ]