My better half, Misty, loves this painting. It was a lot of work, but felt very good to paint it. An artist knows they have done their job when the hand, arm, back, neck, eyes, and feet are sore. :)
There's definitely something special about a lighthouse. This one is very old, but still in operation. The waves get up, the churn and swirl, with the impending storm. Will this old girl be able to withstand the storm? You bet your sweet ass it will. She's the Savior in the Storm.
Summer; the beautiful heat, color on the skin after a long, pasty-skin winter. Yay! This woman has come into her own. She has really embraced summer. She has let go. Liberation and excitement awaits.
I called this painting, She Was Ready to Let Go. I'm proud of her moxy. I'm proud to say I like the cut of her jib. Welcome to freedom... X
When I was a boy, Spring was so exciting for me. The school year was edging closer to the end (ha ha), the long, cold, snow-filled winter was over, and everything was coming alive. The smells (yes, I liked the smells), the sounds of the birds and kids outside, and the feel of it all. It was healing, somehow, and it felt freeing.
In this piece, Anticipation of Spring, the girl waits, she's lost in her own thoughts, thoughts of the coming Spring. She thinks of the flowers that will come, the little birds that will flit about in the branches of the trees as they produce their green bounty. The Spring, to her, is like poetry come-to-life. Isn't that the way it should be?
Have you ever walked into a room and someone had set up flowers? Wow, it's a rare and magnificent thing. The smell, the variation of absolute beauty, and the feel; as if nature had to come to live here.
I'm so proud of this piece, Rustic and Gorgeous. It flowed so freely as I allowed the painting to come to life. I want life to always be vibrant. I always want to remember the things that matter. This painting is all about what matters; love, life, excitement, family, and the vibrant HEART. X
This painting is called, No Worries. It's about heading out there, being resilient, and experiencing so many things.
The crow, so tough, so crafty, and so smart. This crow is all those things... and more...
This woman, she's a trooper. She's like the crow. She likes to see what's out there, through thick or thin.
When the rain comes down, when the wind slants your way, remember what and who you are; you're a warrior, if you want to be.
This piece is called, Night of the Raven. This woman is a night person, loves her raven, and embraces the sweet, dark night. The night holds mysteries. For those that are drawn to the night and the moon, there are countless delights.
For me, ravens are powerful. They stand all kinds of weather and difficult conditions. They are often around, yet we don't always know where they are.
Crows and ravens are very special and unique to me. They end up in my work, often. I'm so glad they do.
Below, I've included some photos of a raven that was searching for something to eat outside of the building I live in. The raven was there as I arrived at the building. That was great timing.
A trusty boat, the beautiful ocean, a lovely day; all things I treasure. Where I hail from, eastern Canada, it's OCEAN! I love it. The salty smell on the air, the sound of the screeching gulls, the look of the waves coming in, the FEEL of the whole thing. It's amazing and it's healing.
I'm so very proud of this painting, Just Waiting. It talks of my love for the ocean and her power. She waits there, just like this boat, beckoning us to come... and be free... X
Come down to the sea. It calls to you, it whispers, it pulls. Come to the raven power. It holds mysteries. Perhaps some things will be found out. Maybe they won't. The woman is majestic. She has her raven. He has her. All is complete. All is paradise by the sea.
I called this painting, Her Best Raven. I'm pleased with how it turned out. The big raven perches, strongly. The woman is with her favorite raven. The piece shows the pull and power of the female and the raven; two wonderful creatures, enjoying the sand and sea, together in this unfolding, epic tale.
There are certain days, certain experiences, that stay with us. These, for me, are the most powerful and important. Times with mom or dad, sis or bro. Times can burn a light forever. In this piece, Making Memories With Mother, I felt the emotion in the paint and flow. I have such great memories of being at the beach with my mom and sis. These memories will always live on...
There are teachers in this world that come to my mind, entities that showed me things about myself, hard lessons, that helped shape me and forced me to appreciate the things and people around me. These are women and crows. I have a lot of collectors that are women. I'm richly blessed to meet these people, they tend to understand my work on a deep level, they hear what's behind the paint. Crows forced me to see how beautiful and complex everything is, nature, us, and the natural world.
In this painting, Two Crows at Her Window, it's all about my love for crows and my appreciation of women.
Today, I say thank you to the amazing woman that has the strength and heart to love me, help me, support me, understand me, and stand by me. Today, I also say thank you to you female collectors that embrace and value what I do.