"Not Van Gogh's Paintbrush"

"Not Van Gogh's Paintbrush"

 

Painting the Prairie...

The first time I saw the high prairie of western Oklahoma, I fell in love all over again.  Drawn to wild places by nature, nothing prepared me for the sheer emptiness, beauty, and grandeur of that expanse. An adult, and not yet an artist, I found myself responding visually to these wild places and soon took paintbrush in hand. Influenced always by the outdoors, my works are an affirmation of wild places and the discoveries to be made therein. Wandering in the wide open, a sketchbook is opened; textures are indicated by tone and shade, the always limited palette now even more confined. 

Back in the studio, a penchant for the literal changes by choice to more abstract meditative work that both shows and hides, allowing the viewer to seek, to wonder, and to find, perhaps only to seek some more.  On the prairie as with art, the more one looks, the more there is to find.