The Rabbit Hole
The greatest things we can accomplish in life, lie in the unaccomplished ideas in our minds.
Everything is interconnected. We do not live apart from things, we are a part of things. We effect the environment around us just as the environment effects us. When this symbiosis is in harmony, especially among participants in an art gallery, the ability to create things, in both a physical form and in a metaphysical sense, becomes synergistically beneficial among all the actors. The power to create the art, put together a show, set an opening date, advertise and invite the public, turn on the lights in full glory and have people come see the show, is something to behold. The guests pick up on the energy and it only adds to the magic.
Echoes of the Past
My philosophy about many things is also reflected in the simplicity and boldness of my paintings. Rather than trying to remember an actual image of a place, I transport myself back in time and draw on remembered emotions and impressions. The trees, rocks, water and structures form, in a loosely remembered order, roughly resembling and recreating the landscape in my mind. Next, I sketch this idea onto the canvas as closely as I can. I can't help but think about the place I am painting. The process transforms into a reminiscence of fond memories and exotic places visited, creating the emotions which I draw upon. The repetitive nature of painting, focuses my mind into a meditative state, transporting me back, in time and place; remembering smells, sounds, and a multitude of memories.