Our world is so busy, people rushing around not aware of their surroundings. What they see everyday just fading into the background – the beautiful things of nature created by God for us to enjoy. In my work, I am exploring our surroundings and bringing it to canvas as a reminder, so the viewer becomes aware and invokes a sensation or emotion. I want my paintings to speak to people and draw them in. My paintings are a powerful, concise reductive style. They are very much about design, bright colors and contours. It’s simplified yet complex. Being inspired by nature and courtyards, I focus in - capturing the energy and creating contoured forms that transform the subject into a powerful image. I want to draw out the life just under the surface with form, movement and color. Utilizing acrylic paints I build up thin layers of color to achieve texture, movement and energy - developing color relationships and composition to create bold, powerful images. I enjoy the process of painting itself – losing myself in creating and escaping into the paint, the colors and the brush on the canvas. Painting is my passion in life. Art enables me to enjoy nature in an intimate way. For all of this I feel truly blessed.
Greens have no chance in this game…..
The Loneliest Whale in the World.
In 2004, The New York Times wrote an article about the loneliest whale in the world. Scientists have been tracking her since 1992 and they discovered the problem:
She isn’t like any other baleen whale. Unlike all other whales, she doesn’t have friends. She doesn’t have a family. She doesn’t belong to any tribe, pack or gang. She doesn’t have a lover. She never had one. Her songs come in groups of two to six calls, lasting for five to six seconds each. But her voice is unlike any other baleen whale. It is unique—while the rest of her kind communicate between 12 and 25hz, she sings at 52hz. You see, that’s precisely the problem. No other whales can hear her. Every one of her desperate calls to communicate remains unanswered. Each cry ignored. And, with every lonely song, she becomes sadder and more frustrated, her notes going deeper in despair as the years go by.
(Source: erickimberlinbowley, via onwardandskyward)