© Harry A. Rich
"My paintings are grandchildren of the New York School. They strive to extend the spirit of that uniquely American heritage, while remaining within the tradition of Modernism.
In the studio I work on the margins of what I already know about painting and paint, searching for what I don't know, alert to what the paint might suggest.
If there is a talisman at work here it is the paint. The paint guides the process.
Abstract and nonrepresentational painting, unfettered with distracting literal images, may become a carrier of emotion and small joys. It may even evoke poetic or meditative capacities of viewers. One can hope, anyway."