Home is where the heart is.
The Paper Places series portray landscapes across the U.S., Canada, Australia, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Singapore…up to 2011 so far; an ongoing series. 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, extensive travel these past few years and a move to Oregon finds me re-orienting once more, reestablishing home and business.
Works on paper are much more convenient than doing the large paintings I’m accustomed to, so I expect to be adding a lot to the Paper Places series the next year or so (2012-13). 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
passed and roads
and paths and places
to the essence.
In this series there are oil pastels, dry pastels, graphite, and watercolors 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. Other pieces may have dark frames, but intentions are to hang groups fairly close together in limited gallery spaces, and still be appreciated individually,
Using oil pastels in particular feels like I’m 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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