Sun’s Bounty is inspired from the beautiful sunflower fields we visited in Provence, France. The flowers seemed to stretch forever and the color explosion was out of this world! Back in my studio, I worked from a combination of photos, on-site sketchesand memories. Painting the sunflowers full-sized in the foreground helps to bring them to life and hopefully transport you to this happy location. Including surprising pops of vivid reds and purples keeps your eye moving throughout the scene, seeing new things each time you look at it, and adds to the joyful feeling.
Enjoying the concert of aspen leaves rustling in the breeze and the beauty of fall ablaze with color, I felt invigorated as I began painting this aspen forest. The setting was so mesmerizing and rejuvenating that I wanted to communicate that joyful feeling of discovery. Filling the canvas with energetic staccato strokes and bold colors, in addition to gently arching the tree trunks reaching towards the sky, all add to that uplifting feeling of being immersed in nature’s symphony.
I am so excited that I have been invited to be one of just 20 amazing artists exhibiting at Marigold Arts Gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM!
They are now displaying some of my aspen forests and Southwestern landscapes. So, if you find yourself in Santa Fe, please stop in and check them out!
Indian Paintbrush reach for the sun, growing and flourishing, adding color and beauty to the rocky New Mexico landscape. Untamed, resilient and brave, these free spirits thrive in the challenging conditions. Sharing joy and hope, may these crimson delights lift your spirits and brighten your day.
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Dreamy light peeks through the forest’s tangle as the sun slowly rises, beckoning you to wander through the foliage and immerse yourself in nature. Loaded with color, texture and energy, this painting vibrates with a calming energy.