Size: 48"W x 48"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2013
Ready to Hang
Sweet Dreams was created from a surreal stand point, yet has an impressionistic purpose as well. This was my vision of a vivid glowing dream of wishing flowers. The bit of Impressionism here comes from Colorado, which is where I live. Sunflowers line the highways and when driving along at night, the sunflowers light up and dance around as you go by. It's a beautiful thing. So multiple views and inspirations helped me create this painting. It was created for a entered into a Colorado Insiders Show quite awhile back. #vangoPULSE
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.