About Me


My Background

Growing  up in the Catskill Mountains on the banks of the Hudson River, from a  young age I gained a strong connection to the contours of the land and  the rhythms 

of nature.

As a child I spent summers on a farm in  Southwestern Massachusetts where domestic animals, horses especially,  captured my young imagination, embedding in my psyche images of majestic  size and graceful beauty.

These early images, coupled with a  love of music and dance, developed subconsciously over the years, giving  rise to colorful, mysterious paintings of human figures and animals  intertwined in the dance of life.


I have sometimes seen in the gaze of a  horse, the inhuman beauty of a world from before the event of mankind.
— Bartabas