Preparation for this year's solo show was very different.
Covid - 19 seemed to dominate every aspect of my life.
As a very social person I missed much: visiting friends,
eating out, travel , browsing in my fav art stores.
After days of super naps, binge watching HBO (the
wire, true detective), I knew I had to move beyond
hope and fear.
I reminded myself of my favorite quotes and poems,
I began with a Balzac quote, "the days melt in my
hands like ice in the sun" and with the Zen saying,
"never turn away; always turn toward".
Many people know me for my large abstract prairie
landscapes, so it was with glee I found this Emily
"To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,- one clover, and a bee and revery."
Revery is of course assisted by a wee dram of single cask, single malt ( SMWS) or a glass of
wine ( thanks Blue Grouse Winery for your gift).
Carefully over the next few weeks I painted.
It is with joy, I present these new works.
To me, the act of painting encompasses all of who i am. using the simplest of line and shape, the subtlest shift of color, my goal is to evoke an emotion, a feeling, a memory… initially, for me in the doing, and then again and again for the viewer. i paint what i need to paint and am delighted when someone connects to it and it changes their landscape.”