Night Fall Trees
Staying connected to nature is important to me. Both as a person who enjoys camping and hikes as well as a member of society concerned with our negative impact on the planet. By putting trees front and center as subjects, instead of relegating them to the background where they usually are, I’m saying these silent sentinels of our planet deserve our full attention and respect.
The sentiment for the series also has to do with the season. Fall is often associated with colorful foliage, which is best seen during the day. But fall is also a season about transition; heading in for the long nights and bone-chilling cold. Winter is a hard time. Trees get through it though. These paintings reflect on being ready for what’s to come and like the trees knowing we’ll get through it. There will be blossoming once again in the spring.
My work always begins with a love for the magic of creation- the blank surface about to be transformed into a living thing or another world. This act has been with mankind forever and yet never ceases to be awe-inspiring. I always want my marks to be visible, to keep this sense of wonder present. Using the medium of good old fashioned oil paint, I'm committed to narratives that explore themes of discovery, nature, energy, sociology, mythology, and the realms in-between.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.