Ancient Romans regarded the hour before dawn and after sunset as holy hours separate from the rest of the day;
we still connect with that feeling. Most people will enjoy a beautiful sunset, and those that rise early enough, a beautiful dawn.
My medium is sky; I work in many different mediums to depict it: watercolor, acrylic, murals, oil, refractured watercolor, watercolor collage and mixtures of the above. Each offers different possibilities and have different strengths and restrictions. I also love working on different surfaces such as wood, metal or fiberglass, and on differently shaped surfaces, and can see 'canvases' in many places.
Painting was a frequent joy as a child and I dreamed of becoming a skyscapist. One early photograph is of me at my little easel at about age 4. The painting that I had completed was a sky. Looking back, much of my early artwork was constructed with the emphasis on the sky. A little later, Paint-by-numbers was a frequent favorite gift at Christmas. I had landscapes and seascapes, even cityscapes but I always wondered, why no skyscapes?
The left brain earned me a living for years, but after moving to Malibu, I had an opportunity to work on photography skills. I enjoyed this but soon felt the limitations of having to search for what I wanted to create. Another 5 months later I was having difficulty getting my mind off one particular photograph I had taken. I had an epiphany: Now, you have to paint!
Living in Imperial County means I am daily inspired by the skies of Colorado Desert.
Here are a couple videos about my work:
Interview at Maturango Museum
Creating a mixed media painting