Newman has documented -
spun out - decades of his life here (his studio), with a
constancy of vision that is quite remarkable. He has set about
creating other worldly worlds by taking broad cues from occult
studies and the lore of ancient cosmologies that ordered the
universe through the elements of fire, air, earth and water.
Typically, Newman's paintings are diaphanous, suffused with
light and teeming with esoteric data. They seem always to be
in a state of flux.
These gentle works of a latter-day mystic deserve a wider
audience, one that the luxurious spaces of the Columbus Museum
of Art or the Columbus College of Art and Design could
Excerpts from an article printed in the Sunday
edition April 2, 2000, Columbus Dispatch.