A disembodied blue star
Floated miraculously over the surface of my vision
Dancing between water and sky,
Unencumbered by gravity, space, time, or reason.
Fun day spent talking to people about how I build my canvases and the materials I use. My friend and fellow artist, Clark Sheppard, was loving the sticks and stones!
The Open Studio went for two days and benefited the Verde Valley Caregivers. (There was a misprint attributing the benefit to the Verde Valley Sanctuary).
“Quintessence” : the fifth and highest element in ancient and medieval philosophy that permeates all nature and is the substance composing the celestial bodies…
My latest painting is another work attempting to express my feelings about the spiritual nature of the physical universe. Mysterious spaces, with places to hide (caves) or escape (sky?), but throughout, an all pervasive, tactile, breathing reality of Being…
My work has recently been included in a book entitled, Sedona’s Best Artists. I am honored to be among so many accomplished and expressive Sedona artists, many of whom I call friends. The book is based on the critical writings Louise Sheldon MacDonald has had printed over the past several years in our local weekly arts and entertainment publication, Kudos. She writes, “Sedona is a center of artistic ferment. Here we find the famed “vortex”said to enable the mind and the soul to soar. How fortunate we are to live in an area surrounded by craggy formations of red rock and forests of green, bedazzled by opalescent sunsets that turn the mind to the ideals of beauty and art.”
Well said, Louise!
Of my paintings she says, “Rocks protrude, surging crazily over one another, trunks lean anxiously, twigs grapple rapaciously for water. Colors brighten to their highest hues. Nature is stridently alive in her paintings. She calls them ‘Textured Landstracts’ because of their ‘abstracted, tactile’ quality, but that term fails to express the vitality of these acrylic paintings, their drawing on anthropomorphic traits.”
I am flattered! Thank you, Louise!
Please come see my “Landstracts” at Sedona City Hall! I am sharing the space with another, wonderful artist, Cheryl Waale. Our works look really great together!
If you are thinking about going to one of the fantastic concerts at The Old Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood, AZ this fall, look on the walls! I have 15 of my favorite newer paintings hanging there. They look so fine in a different environment!