Garden As Muse
oil on paper, 22" x 22", 2017
What Fell From the Sky
acrylic, ink, pencil on paper, 13.5" x 10.5", 2017
19" x10", oil & oil stix on paper, 2016
watercolor & ink on paper, 14" x 10", 2016
14"x10", ink & watercolor on paper, 2016
12" x 9", watercolor & pencil on paper, 2016
13" X 9", alkyd on paper, 2015 http://www.artlyowl.com/store/p326/orangecloud
alkyd on paper, 12" x 9", 2014
6" x8", alkyd on canvas, 2014
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 colour. 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 its color and lyricism. Garden paintings reveal we live in a world much stranger than we think where we can escape the modern world's violence and enter a world of wildness and of hope.
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.