CURRENT EXHIBITION | JUNE 2018
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I have been fortunate to pursue the artist’s life, which allows me to spend my time as I wish and actually earn a living from it. I love being outdoors and in wilderness. I paint from my direct experience on hikes and excursions where I’ve spent awestruck moments in each of these landscapes. The expression of the infinite is always there in front of us, if we are open to seeing and receiving it. Watercolor behaves just like nature- fresh, spontaneous, and elemental in its simplicity. It is a joyfully portable medium that affords me the opportunity to record my visual impressions quickly and with a natural freshness. Often I’ll do a small study on the spot, “plein air”, then finish a larger painting back in my studio. All of my paintings seek to capture my experience where a turn in the trail has caught my eye, and I am again witness to the rush of beauty and the life force unfolding before me. Always, I feel blessed to be part of such natural beauty and the dance of light. My paintings are recordings of these inspired moments... of what is fresh, immediate, and alive, and what in my estimation is true and real. I hope you enjoy them...
In May of 2017, my friend and fellow water colorist, Chris Beck, sent me an article she had seen pertaining to an Artist-in-Residence program at Zion National Park in Utah that thought it might interest me. I jumped on it. After going through the submission process and a phone interview, I was selected for a month-long Artist in Residence at Zion National Park for the month of February 2018....holy!!..I had been granted an incredible opportunity to explore, hike and paint Zion Canyon. I got to unplug. As a volunteer, I was asked to interact with the public 20 hours per week, hiking, painting, exploring. So tough ;). Also, I produced from my experience there, of their choosing, that will hang in the Park permanently. I made full use of my time hiking the trails at dizzying heights, "Plein Air" painting when the days were warm enough and painting at night from photos I took during the day. I consider myself very fortunate to have experienced these immersions in Zion and Yosemite National Parks. I wish to thank Zion National Park the Yosemite Art & Nature Center/Yosemite Conservancy for such soul stirring opportunities, and the Pacific Art League for showing my paintings of these direct experience. Hope you enjoy them.
PHOTOGRAPHY & THE CREATIVE EYE JUROR | David Coleman
Jean Bai, Meera Bharat, Yuri Boyko, Diana O'Keefe Brady, Jeff A. Brown,
Stanislava Chening, Harlan Crowder, Catherine Daley, Barbara Davidson,
Barbara de Gery, Donna Eck, Daniela Friedmann, Marj Green, Tom Green,
Gina V, Ilene Hertz, Umbher Kooner, Judy Kramer, Ellen Kramer, Claire Liversidge,
Kelley Lotosky, Douglas Marshall, Suszi Lurie McFadden, Peter Miller, Louis Moffett,
Peter R. Paluzzi, Cherryl Pape, Pam Perkins, Ken Perkins, Deborah Plumley,
Chris Silva-Broussard, Nathalie Strand, Kitzi Tanner, Teri Vershel, Robert Zucker
WINNERS (Click on each image to enlarge; mouse over to see title)
ARTWORK PICK-UP DATES
June 29 & 30 from 10AM to 4PM