Piece description from the artist
This was a very fun Painting, I paint first with a palette knife and then hone in the details and movement with brush work. My paintings will catch your attention from across the room, and hold your attention with the detail and color up close.
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free" -Michelangelo
I don't necessarily see the angel in the canvas, rather I feel it. Finding most of my creative flow within the wildlife genera, I developed a way to sculpt, define, and build volume with paint, layer by layer to create a beautiful play of light and shadow, filled with unexpected colors side by side. It's a dance, a push and pull until the form becomes whole. I find my wildlife subjects to have soulful eyes, and once I become mesmerized, the painting is complete. There is a large zen element in my approach to painting. Each time I step up to my canvas to paint, I step up as I am in the moment, what I painted yesterday does not matter. I learn to connect and to flow with what I am painting in the moment, yet am still able to be objective. It enables me to push the boundaries of what is possible with layers, color, texture, brush movement, and size. I find such a sense of peace in my creative pursuits; art is a way of life.