Color – it’s all around us – in forms, shapes, smells, emotions. We look at a scene and our eyes interpret the color, our mind identifies the scene; but, our hearts translate all of it into emotions. Emotions that bring us peace, calm, joy, stimulation and leave us wanting to more; to view the images over and over again.
The Fuji Collection
he perfect symmetry of Mt. Fuji against the Japanese skyline is known to every artist. A dormant volcano, a giver and taker of life – creator and destroyer with the power of a god. Reverance given to “Fuji-San” by the Japanese people is an expression of love and respect represented in many historical and contemporary works, including Ukiyo-e, the art of Japanese Woodblock Printing. After living in Japan for 6 years, I have also come to view this sacred mountain as a constant present in daily life as it greets me every morning and evening – always towering above as a Protector. I strive to interpret these mystical interpretations of this mountain as inspired from this realization, as well as inspired by Hokusai’s Japanese Woodblock Prints.
The Bucket List
This collection combines my passion for travel and art. I experiment with photography and strive to capture the spirit of the moment. As I review my photos and art journal, I am transported back to the “spirit” of the moment; it is this spirit that I paint in my artwork using a variety of materials. My paintings have the power to transport you to another world allowing for reflection and inviting profound introspection. The chaos of daily is removed and replaced by a peaceful respite that stimulates healing and a regeneration of the human spirit.
The Water Collection
The connection between water and life is absolute. Without water, there is no life. Water destructs, renews, energizes, heals; transforms life and spirit. In my travels, I have seen the ocean from above, waves crashing to shore at night, glaciers of Alaska, ice caves and Waterfalls. In every instance, I feel the comforting vibrations of the water moving and crashing; the sound of the waves offers its own music to my ears and the many formations leave me awestruck. My paintings offer the essence of these interactions; while respecting the simple power of Water’s breath to all life.