Beauty and Sorrow

Seaside, 16”x20” acrylic

Atmosphere and lighting are often components of my paintings that drive my work. Finding form yet maintaining a sense of mystery.

I have often come back to sunsets as a subject. Of course it is an undeniably beautiful transition but there is also a bit of sadness. Everything ends, we all know this and we are endlessly reminded. I guess that is part of the appeal of sunsets, the wedding of beauty and sorrow.

Color and a Touch of Colour

Haunted Shore, 20”x16” acrylic

I have been pretty obsessed with the sunrises and sunsets on Lake Pend Oreille. Conveniently I have a tough time sleeping during normal hours so that makes it easier to witness the incredibly early dawn.

Not to complain but I’m always a little sad after the summer solstice. The first official day of summer is also when the daylight starts to dwindle. That’s life in a nutshell.