My landscape paintings are a recording of something in nature that moved my heart and lifted my spirit. For me, the actual place is rarely as important as the sense of awe and delight I want to remember and share. The differences between my photo references, thumbnail sketches, color studies and the final painting reflect the culmination of some long thought processes. The final result is my artistic vision; interpretation and appreciation of certain details, colors and shapes; and cherishing of the natural world all coming together. In fact, I often don’t remember where I saw a particular scene, the name of the tree or flower. These things aren’t as important as the feeling and the uniqueness of nature I just experienced and witnessed.
Most of my work is relatively large because after the initial response from the viewer I want them to feel that they can visually step into the scene, walk around it and feel a “traveled to” experience. I invite them to “Coddiwomple”. A word I just found in the Urban Dictionary, (v) “to travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination”.
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