N O T E F R O M T H E A R T I S T :
Paintings will arrive signed and dated. I have a unique tradition in that I don't sign my paintings until the very last minute possible.
T H E C O L L E C T I O N 'S S T O R Y
The "So Here We Are" Collection is about surviving, then thriving. This is a celebration of moving through fear and chaos to discover joy in a new life, a new time. From mid March to late July this collection of watercolor and gouache paintings came to life. As the months passed darker and dramatic colors were replaced with transparent brights. As my heart found peace amid chaos, intensity gave way to lightness. Paintings were purposely not finished in any one given month or feeling. So each is the result of layering not only paint, but time and feelings.
I most often work on a small scale but dive deeply with layer after layer of paint. Details are added with the tiniest of brushes to trick and train the eye to see something new at every glance. My work is brazen in color, free from pretense but riddled with seemingly unending texture and linear detail. Best when viewed up close and curious when seen from a distance.
T H E P A I N T I N G 'S S T O R Y
This is a painting of transformation. Only in Southern Utah do the pink Prickly Pear cactus bloom until now. So much of what I've feared for most of my adult life in many ways has come true. I feared instability, financial uncertainty, loss of health. Despite it all, my mind has been undergoing a transformation. Learning the fears we hold onto are not nearly as terrifying as they seem is nothing short of transformative.
D E T A I L S
- Created on 140 gsm Legion Stonehenge black watercolor paper using gouache pigments.
- Size: 5" x 7"
- Unframed paintings will be shipped flat with corner and surface protection.
- Each painting is created with archival materials of the highest quality. Archival artist materials ensure your painting, when properly cared for, will last for at least 100 years without any change in appearance.