Virtual "Ancient" Tour
A while back, I was invited to show my paintings at an art exchange in West Grove, PA. The owners created an inviting entryway gallery into their Swallows Rest Airbnb duplex. How excited was I to get to be part of their innovative project. Our time to install the show aligned just before the local shelter in place restrictions were upon us. We decided to move ahead and so the paintings were installed and with businesses closing so quickly, the idea of a virtual exhibit came about. And voila.
The images in this current “Ancient” painting series are inspired by the landscape of the Brandywine Valley region. There is something about the horizon line and how the shapes formed by hills, roads and farms fit together in the landscape and how the colors stretch out in all directions to the sky that draws my eye again and again.
For me, the act of painting and the paintings themselves are a celebration of renewal and sustainablity. I like to imagine the surface of the painting as a fertile garden, a hill or plot of land that is built up with layers of silt, compost, debris and then scraped down with erosion and repeating again. The geological outcome of the painting captures a moment in this ongoing perennial cycle.