Size: 16"W x 12"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ivins UT beauty lies in its striking color contrasts and amazing rock formations. Here I was impressed by the green of the farmers field against the towering red rock overlooking this old quiet town. As the area is rapidly growing, I fear these farmers fields will soon all be lost to the development of new homes.
I love to paint and draw. Its a necessity, like eating and breathing. Art has always been an important part of who I am. When the world I knew and loved came crashing down in 2011, I turned to my art as a way of processing emotions I didn't understand. I started turning out paintings at a pace Ive never before done. I quit trying to paint perfect pictures. I instead chose to focus more on the feeling of the painting, letting brush strokes show, or even be the focus. Many of my paintings now start with no particular end in mind, just a need to paint, to get thought out of my head so they don't clutter my mind. When I ran out of wall space I decided to put myself out to the world as an artist, to stop seeing my dream of being an artist as fool-hearted. I feel I have returned to a more true version of who I am/was. I have been surprised by the positive responses I have received. I hope you find my work interesting and perhaps inspiring. Thanks for taking the time to look at the world through my eyes. After I sold a few paintings, I decided to start buying art that inspired me. I loved the feeling I got when someone felt my work was worth buying, and so decided that here on, when I can afford to, I will pass that feeling on to others. I have purchased 3 paintings In the last few years and hang them proudly.