Size: 24"W x 48"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2013
Ready to Hang
Aspen Zen is another painting where I am heading more towards impressionism. I didn't realize I painted in this direction often, until seeing my work here on Vango. I love Aspen trees. Who doesn't? I have two massive aspen trees in my backyard. The leaves are gorgeous and the wind gives the leaves a very peaceful calming sound. Aspen Zen is my impression of a lone aspen at sunset.
I stumbled into painting some would say late in life, yet I had always searched for a positive way to express myself, however fleeting. Painting rapidly became an obsession as I soon realized that what I had been looking for wasn’t at all what I was expecting. This creative means of expression didn’t have to be beautiful and it certainly didn’t have to make sense. It was most often spontaneous, surreal, and subconscious. This style of painting as I now understand it has been vividly explored and technically termed as Abstract Expressionism. However, painting in the moment is whatever I need it to be, regardless of the term. I do not feel the need to follow any artistic rules or format as this would cross grain dramatically with what I am trying to accomplish with my art.