These minimalist landscapes capturing the essence of place and detailed with gold leaf are mounted on wood panels and sealed with a delicate layer of polished wax. They are all original pieces.
The Genesis of this Series From the time I was very young, I was an explorer and observer of nature. This love was sealed by many summer weeks spent on an off-the-grid island in Canada. These days, I spend hours on rural roads on my bicycle or occasional hikes on the Superior Trail, memorizing hills and fields and the luscious variety of colors and form that surround me.
These paintings illustrate my fast, intuitive work with watercolor, seizing upon its inherently unexpected effects when using drips, blows, and spatters. The application of gold leaf is a nod to kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold lacquer. Our relationship with creation is often fractured and imperfect, but from brokenness and time spent in healing places, comes beauty that glimmers like gold.
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