Posted in Art Shows, tagged abstract, acrylic, animals, art, art show, blue, colorful, green, moon, mountains, nature, ocean, octopus, orange, painting, piegon, pink, red, rock fish, surealist, wild life, woodland, yellow on March 15, 2012|
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I composed this collection of my work to reveal to my viewers how I see our world. As you can see around you there are some pieces displaying landscapes while others focus up close on lifeforms, showing both the wide perspective of nature as well as examining others on a much more intimate level. While viewing my work I hope that you are able to reexamine what you see every day. Take a second look at the pigeon flying over head and realize it’s beauty instead of just walking by.
When I walk through our town or into some of the well worn trails through the ancient forest that we are blessed to have so close at hand, I feel surrounded by life and beauty. I can’t help but notice the dew drops from the canopy of trees falling down until it lands on a salmon berry leafing making it dance with joy, or the reflection of birds flying over head in a rain puddle that’s formed along the side walk. It’s these simple moments of beauty that surrounds us which make me appreciate simply being alive. These moments of experiencing beauty and life in the everyday are what compels me to recreate them into the pieces of art surrounding you now. I hope that while viewing my work you are able to take part in my experience and see the beauty that surrounds us all.
This show is currently up at the Back Door Cafe in Sitka Alaska for the whole month of March. If your in town I hope you get the chance to stop by and enjoy the beverages, treats and art.
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Posted in Art, Art Shows, tagged acrylic, art, blue, dance, humpback, ocean, painting, whale on September 7, 2011|
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The Ocean Is My Dance Floor I
I have been exploring with a new style of painting recently where I have been separating color values rather than blending them together. It turns out to make my paintings much more abstract than before, and though I am still continuing my exploration of this new style I do think that I am enjoying the results of it.
The Ocean Is My Dance Floor II
I just completed these four whale paintings a few days ago and am fairly pleased with them. I have plans of doing even more in this style and grouping them in a show that I am planning with two fellow artists this November, and yes I will be blogging more about it soon.
The Ocean Is My Dance Floor III
My idea behind these pieces is to shine some light on characteristics that are shared by both humans and animals. That’s why I have painted these whales dancing through the water. They are very acrobatic animals and although they do have some spectacular performances above the water I believe that many amazing moves are preformed underneath the waves in their true homes. There are many beautiful photos that can be seen in books like Mitsuaki Iwago’s Whales, which is where some of my inspiration for these whales came from. I hope that in the twists and turns that the whales gracefully achieve you may see reflections of human dancers that perform remarkably similar moves on their own dance floors.
The Ocean Is My Dance Floor IV
Within my art work I like to explore relationships and connections that cross species boundaries. Highlighting activities and performances that at first glance people might not realizes any other species participates in. In showing the act of dancing as it relates to whales, birds and even deer, I hope that viewers will find a greater since of connection with our world and our fellow species with which we share it.
The Ocean Is My Dance Floor I, II, III, IV
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