In the Desert
Sometimes as artists we can feel like our reserves for ideas and inspiration are tapped out. During these times we may feel like we are in a creative desert. I've realized that it is important to replenish our reserves and for me it begins with changing my environment. Spending time in new places fuels my creative spirit. I painted this painting called Desert Moonrise over a year after visiting Taos, New Mexico. I believe it is a conglomeration of my memories of the southwestern parts of The U.S., including New Mexico and Arizona, where I visited many years ago. The painting is not any particular place but an image from my subconscious.
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- Through my paintings, I have become attentive to the splendid drama of my everyday world. How the wind can create a ripple in a pond, a flock of birds descending on a field, or how sunlight can illuminate the side of a building are small miracles that happen all around us. Instead of seeking out subject matter to paint, I simply pay attention to the nuances in my surroundings. My goal is to turn what may be considered mundane or ordinary into the sublime.