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23 Feb 2019
Rusted Sun

Rusted Sun

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman On the hottest day of any given year, the heat of a Rusted Sun spreads across the atmosphere as if it restrains itself from bursting into a blaze. This remarkable sphere contains all the beauty and energy of the most prehistoric fires. The yellow flares against the dark crimson surface remind us of molten and the smoldering conception of a fiery planet. Sometimes […]

17 Dec 2017

Jungle

“They can put me in a jungle. Still, I can create.” – M. F. Husain The jungle is a dense labyrinth of overgrown trees and unruly wildlife.  It is synonymous with entanglement and puzzling riddles.  This painting illustrates a chaparral or thick brush as it consumes its surroundings. When life bogs you down and you feel as if you were lost in a jungle of fragmented thoughts and feelings, finding your way out can be overwhelming. In those moments you […]

17 Jun 2017
Stratosphere

Stratosphere

“Making a dream come true is like taking control of an airplane high up in the stratosphere and landing it safely on the ground – a measure of forethought, skill and courage is definitely required.” – Silvia Hartmann The stratosphere is a layer of the earth’s atmosphere which extends upward above the surface of earth. This painting is called Stratosphere as it features a flow of cosmic rays symbolizing positive energy.  These rays are glowing reminders of the visions in […]

15 May 2015

Surface

“When everything is moving and shifting, the only way to counteract chaos is stillness. When things feel extraordinary, strive for ordinary. When the surface is wavy, dive deeper for quieter waters.” – Kristin Armstrong Surface was inspired by a combination of opposing elements: disorder and tranquility, both of which meet in the center as an abstract horizon made of possibilities. The shallow peaks of volcanic colors billowing beneath the earth’s surface is a montage of expression portraying fear and doubt. […]

15 Aug 2014
Passage

Passage

“The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?” – Pablo Picasso The above quote is amusing and true.  I could say the same thing.  I leave it up the viewer to decide what makes sense in my paintings according to their world view. I like to create an atmosphere through my paintings in which the viewer can determine the origin and destination. This painting Passage appears to have layers leading to a destination of energy […]

18 Nov 2013
Celestial

Celestial

“What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time. It is as the little shadow that runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” – Crowfoot As the time changes back, autumn surrounds us.  The nights are longer and darker, and the earth is preparing to hide for the winter. Flowers vanish, it’s time to hibernate. I love to inhale the golden hues […]