Archive for November 2015

“Solace”, a serene respite from our turbulent world


This painting is 24 x 24, a small format for me, but the smaller size creates a more intimate, emotional exchange with the viewer. I began, as is often the case, without a plan. Layering colors over a burnt orange ground, I envisioned a fragile, beautiful figure emerging from the darkness into a soft beam of light on the water.

The viewer is free to imagine and interpret. Is the bird offering solace to a sole person trapped by flood? Is the man offering safe landing for the bird? Or perhaps they are drawn to each other by the “aloneness” of each,┬áconnected by the life force that flows through all nature’s beings.