Size: 11"W x 14"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
Magic Hour, was created recently. This painting is among some of my most recent work. I have hooked up with a large Fly Fishing magazine, it is also Online. They want to bring more people into the sport using Art. I think it's a brilliant idea. I do Fly Fish and have for awhile. I love the sport, more importantly, I love the land, the water, the river, the environment. Fly Fishing is often seen as an old fuddy duddy sport, this is something that needs to change. Magic Hour, is inspired by the best time, well maybe I should say my favorite time to Fly Fish. When it's dawn or dusk the water is calm and quiet as it reflects with reds, oranges, and yellows. The fish rise up to pluck little bugs off the waters surface. This moment goes fast, it's rare, it's beautiful.
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.