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.
Well, I'm starting to have thoughts of summer. These thoughts come in like wonderful little spirits in my mind. The smells, the sounds, the feel of the beach, EVERYTHING!
I called this painting, The Magic of Being, and it's one of my favorites right now. It shows this woman's joy, zest for life, her confidence, self-love, not in an arrogant way, but in a healthy way. The beach called to her and she responded. The salty air floats by, the gulls cry, the waves crash, and her soul flies free...
Sundown is one of my favorite times of day. The way the light changes, the shine on things I see, the feeling of the change. It's special. These crows think so too. This piece, Crows Adore Sundown, is about my crows soaking up the joy of an amazing sunset. Another day is almost over, and now the black beauties are ready for the oncoming evening. Ah, what mysteries shall unfold tonight? You just never know... ;)
Some early snow, it's still autumn, and a lone boat man is on the rough water. I called this painting, Up for Anything. This man loves nature and has a taste for adventure. He has a spirit that longs for the outdoors. There is a mixture of two seasons, fall and winter. We have two distinct types of beauty. When winter kisses autumn, something majestic happens. We have a wonderful reason to be outdoors. It may be time to embark on a new journey.
Some people hate the rain. It can affect their moods, causing a depressive state of mind, decrease their productivity, and generally cause them to have a glum day. But, I implore thee! I say that a rainy day can be quite marv!
Many times, I've been walking around, minding my own business, when out of the blue, RAIN! Well, at first, you're like, "Hey, what the?!" Then... I found myself kind of enjoying it. There's something renewing about it. There's something cleansing there to appreciate. If it's a warm day, even better!
I am so proud of this painting. I called it, Never Mind the Rain. 'Nuff said... ;)
Dreams. How much do they matter? Well, let me tell you. Back when I was little, even as early as age 5, I had dreams. One was when I grew up, I wanted to meet my soul mate. That happened with my love that I'm with today. My other dreams were to always feel like I was free, independent, and have nature around me. The other dream would form a little later when I was 8. That was the artist one. You know that one manifested as well. The second one I just mentioned happened too, with me moving to northern Canada, where I'm surrounded by beautiful forest, lakes, and wildlife. So, I ask you again, do dreams matter? You can answer that.
This piece, The Dream Never Dies, is about how we should never, no matter what happens, let our deepest dreams die. This woman in the painting is in an unknown place, she really has no idea what's up ahead. However, she has courage, she has found herself, and she'll fight for what she wants. I hope you can do the same. X