My landscapes are created from a great love of nature’s many changing moods, and the sense of mystery and expectation that is created from ever varying colors and shapes. Shifting clouds that create spots of light that dance over the mountains is what catches my eye. The interplay between massive rock walls, water, and low hanging clouds are also endlessly intriguing to me. A magical moment is when clouds move over and envelope the mountains, dissolving rocky peaks and shimmering water into a mysterious apparition. Distant craggy islands, hidden lakes, misty mountains, small ponds and fog enshrouded fields are also inspirational.
My figurative landscapes are inspired by mythology and by the mountains I live near. The figures act in harmony with the moods of nature. They partake in rituals, emerge out of mist and are nearly always close to water, the symbol of life. They meditate on the shores of and in the sanctuary of womb like mountain lakes or dance near bubbling waterfalls. Here beauty, peace, mystery and the mystical reside.
My goal is to make each painting a poem of color, light and form that captures the essence of my inspiration.
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