Green grass and bare feet can only mean one thing, summer. In this piece I wanted to get a different perspective of enjoying a hot summer day. I think every person who enjoys the outdoors can relate to the feeling of grass on bare feet and clear blue skies. I think summer must be both interesting and terrifying from an ants view point.
10x14 Signed prints of this painting are now available as part of the farm series on my website.
There use to be a high school here but all that is left are these steps leading up to the now nonexistent front door. The stories these steps could tell. I think it is appropriate that they remain though the school is long gone. The building could never retain all the memories that were once housed there. Up the steps into the door and out into the blue. Makes you wonder where all the students ended up.
The fondest memories most people have are not always about the “big event” but the normal everyday experiences that lead up to it. As an artist my intent is to visually capture a memory and convey it. A walk, a place, a person a workplace, a gift, a meal, all little things but they are part of every ones personal life mosaic.
Each piece I produce incorporates a unique story behind its creation and each story is connected to other stories waiting to be shared and painted. That is why a lot of my work involves a series of pieces that are connected. As they are produced they unfold to tell a bigger story.
These stories are the very essence of what I paint and they continue to drive me to want to paint art that connects emotionally.
To have an impact the piece should evoke a memory, an emotion something to be lived over every time you view the art. If my work can do this than I know it is a success and a meaningful piece.