I have been enjoying mixing bold illustrative lines and acrylic washes on birch wood. I have been focussing on personifying animals, giving them personalities. I like to take an idea, whether a moment of connection or a situation felt, and create a time and space around it on the canvas. The inspiration caused by seeing something evolve from nothing, and the effects that it can create, has spurred me on to developing my art.
In moments of inspiration, I have found myself painting in isolation on a mountaintop, while other times I paint in the midst of many others. I enjoy experimenting and getting my ideas out in a way that words may not do justice.
When I experience the world, I know in those moments that I am only experiencing a snapshot of reality. Because of the experience of both that which I can and cannot see, and because of the enormous scope of our world, my faith both informs and interprets my experience. When I consider that scope, I am filled with a deep, inner awe for life. I often find it hard to stop life and think about it. My hope is that my art will help allow a space for this reflection.
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