When I was 14 I met painter Robert Clunie for the first time . He was sitting on a stool under an umbrella at the base Mt Robinson in the Eastern Sierra of California painting a 3ft by 3ft canvas of Mt Temple Craig and the Palisade Glacier.
On that summer morning I instantly knew that painting would be an important part of my life. I have been painting and drawing ever since.
“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination” John Lennon.
What makes art special?
The representational images of nature I paint are intended to act as a visual gateway to transport you inside the painting, to a quiet stillness; away from the incessant distractions of modern life.
When I am immersed in nature I find this quote to be true:
“Raw nature humbles the intellect and righteousness” unknown.
My artistic purpose is to translate worthy moments of illumination into art that can be shared and experienced with just a glance inside the frame.
If I can achieve this, painting is worth doing.