Artist Portfolio Magazine – Q2 Art Competition
My work focuses on honoring nature’s “sacred spaces” – particularly the energy that surrounds all vegetation and permeates the water and air that support life on earth. I make this energy palpable by leaving flashes of the contrasting underpainting visible around the edges of trees and along the horizon. The underpainting, typically done in saturated monotones such as magenta, creates a dynamic contrast to the foliage, drawing the eye to these sacred spaces. My hope is that people will value our natural environment more and work harder to protect it when they notice, and come to appreciate, this life energy. My use of bold and energetic color conveys both my love of nature and my optimism that we will find a way to preserve the natural beauty that exists all around us.