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“So Here We Are” Original Painting – What Is In Front of Me III


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 renewed hope. Only in Southern Utah do the pink Prickly Pear cactus bloom until now. Hope isn't a product of favorable circumstances. Hope is a product of exactly the opposite. This painting was created at the very end of this collection, at a time when my hope began pouring out into everything I created. Hope isn't cliche, hope isn't unattainable, hope is right there for us to grab. 


  • 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.

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