Garden As Muse
SOLD 16" x 16", oil on paper, 2019
SOLD 13" x 10", oil on paper , 2018
Field of Memory
12" x 12", oil on panel, 2019
30" x 30", acrylic & oil on canvas, 2018
10" x 14", ink on paper, 2017
oil on paper, 22" x 22", 2017
22" x 22", oil on mounted canvas, 2017
6.5" x 9", oil on paper, 2017
The garden is my muse. The garden, as a theme, has been used by artists for centuries. Most notably the Impressionists used the garden not as a quiet refuge but as a laboratory of light and color. Some may think of the garden as subject matter to be a bit old fashioned but I see the garden as a scientific and poetic drama offering boundless imaginative vistas with color and lyricism. Garden paintings reveal that we live in a world much stranger than we think where we can escape the hectic world and enter a world of both wildness and calm.
Whether a sacred sanctuary, a place for scientific study, a haven for the solitary thinker or a space for pure enjoyment and delight, gardens are where humankind and nature meet.