Thanks for seeing my show of diptychs at Robert Steele. When Robert Steele visited my Jersey City studio and said that he wanted to represent me and asked why I wasn’t in a good gallery I was ecstatic that my slide package had actually resulted in his studio visit to my studio and my having gallery representation by what I thought was his respected gallery in Chelsea. I was glad that I had made an appointment with Dan Concholar of the Art Information Center at 55 Mercer Gallery and closely listened to his advice as to which galleries to approach about my painting. Dan had said that Robert Steele had an international group of artists but that he showed painting, which was enough encouragement for me. Robert Steele is a forthright man who appears to me to have an easy self assurance. I enjoy hearing his opinions and respect his shows. He shows painting and sculpture that are modernist rooted contemporary works, both figurative and abstract. My diptychs are his only abstract postmodernism. His artists are not making up to the minute fashionable work . His stable is from New Zealand and Australia, Britain and Japan . I am one of several New York artists, though my studio is actually in Jersey City, on the shores of the Hudson River across from lower Manhattan. In New York City there are many galleries promoting their individual aesthetic. Not all the galleries influence large groups of artists struggling to be on the wave of the most recent trend. Many galleries are loners, working against the tide of the day’s fashion. In 1979 when I moved here I felt alone without much company in that I believed in the significance of my individual response rather than in the overriding power of the scene and of society. I still don’t feel a part of the art world even though I actually contribute to it. I do feel lonely. Did you?