Home is where the heart is.
The Paper Places series portray landscapes across U.S.A., Canada, parts of Australia, Mexico, Costa Rica and Singapore. Styles are deliberately varied to impart the unique nature of different locations.
During 2002 we changed residence to Texas from Canada. Moving to a new country offered the opportunity to fresh-start my career in new directions. Nine years later, a move to Oregon found me re-orienting once more, reestablishing home and business again. Now in 2015, With extensive travel still so much a part of my life, at the personal level every piece in this series celebrates an appreciation for the places I’ve been fortunate to visit or live. Home is certainly where the heart is.
The series also inspired the following poem:
When things are gone
and people passed
and roads and paths
and places we belong
to the essence.
This series consists mostly of oil pastels, with some dry pastels, graphite, and watercolor pieces. Sizes vary, and are so listed. The 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper are framed in 22 x 26 inch custom made white wood frames. Unless the other kinds of artwork in this series command darker frames, since they are intended to hang closely together in limited gallery spaces and still be appreciated individually, most have white frames too.
Using oil pastels in particular feels like sculpting, when the colors are layered then scratched away using pottery tools, fingernails, or whatever else works. Surfaces are built up, removed and rebuilt again; a process typical of all my work no matter what the medium. Pure bits of color showing through the layers emphasize textures and liveliness.
|Sold or N/A: Weathered, Australia, Arkansas in July, Tennessee Poppies|
|Texas Paintbrush, Moon Over Cypress, Scurvy Peas|
|All other Originals|
|$50.00 - 11H x 14W" print with 16 x 20" white mat|
|$10.00 - Set of six 4 x 6" cards with envelopes, signed|
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