My Deepest Inspiration

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ class=”cs-ta-center” style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left” style=”max-width:700px;margin:0 auto;”]My moment of deepest inspiration came to me while lying on my back in my atelier in the Cesky Krumlov Castle in the Czech Republic. For weeks I had roamed the castle and been dazzled by the colorful frescos, carved relief facades, gilded carriages, and other Rococo and Baroque ornaments that infused almost every square foot of the castle’s walls and ceilings.

As my eyes roamed back and forth across the painted limbs, leaves, and flower heads above me I recognized the ecstatic impulses of nature in that artist who had lived long before. Suddenly I ached for her marks to live on. I knew that my role was not to restore, or even replicate what she, or Mother Nature, had done before, but rather to channel that echoing creative impulse through my own visual language. The essence of my current body of work was born that day.

My paintings use the intoxicating lure of beauty to call the viewer forward to look more deeply at the surface of reality. What you see may come up to greet your hand, as the sculptured and contoured forms that ripple across the surface beguile you to touch and beckon you to experience art more deeply.
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