I wanted the body of work that I am showing to be cohesive so I am focusing on Alaska as my subject matter. When I lived in Alaska I was so inspired by the scenery that I started painting again after a long hiatus. Painting for me is a very important part of my life and something that is necessary to my overall well-being. Living in Alaska was a real turning point in my life and although its now in the past I still look to those experiences as motivation to keep painting and keep searching for my path to happiness. Sometimes we are our own road blocks. I chose Bound as the title for the show because for a single word it has very many different ways to be used and all of them I feel reflect the struggle I have with myself. I am hoping that painting will continue to be the respite that I need but also be the force to get me where I want to go.
Here are two in process pictures of what is currently on my easel. This is an image I took during my flight seeing tour over Denali National Park. I have always loved aerial images and am very happy to capture the patterns created by the glaciers and the passage of time. I hope you'll come back to see how it is progressing.
The first image is after about an hour of work setting up and outlining the main shapes.