I was fortunate to be driving down the highway early yesterday morning as I witnessed this beautiful sunrise. I had my camera with me because I was on my way to my daughter and son-in-laws house to help with food preparation and my new grandson. It was his baptism day! I actually stopped the car twice on the highway to capture this sunrise. It was a very chilly morning and over every body of water or swampy area there was, had this heavy mist/fog hanging low to the ground. What a beautiful sight on such a meaningful day!
When I take time to see a moment as this, I can't help but be thankful for everything good! How can you not see the beauty in the world. Here are a few helpful examples for you to capture your own moments of beauty: reflect on your family, a special friend, the changing colors of the season, your trusting pet, the sound of a bird or trickling water, or something as simple as "pure" quiet and peace at the edge of a lake or even in your home. I challenge you to reflect for just a moment today to find that moment of beauty. Be thankful for that!
My art often begins with a single photograph, a reflection of my eye—an eye that is deeply attracted to the texture, pattern, and shape found in nature. Whether it is the intricate pattern on the bark of a tree, the gentle curve of a woman’s breast, or the smooth, shiny shapes of pebbles along the shores of Lake Superior, I seek to display the wonder of creation in its purest form.
From a single photograph, a single vision or impression, my art charts its own course. From photograph to canvas to sculpture, my hands become dirty, my fingernails caked with the mediums of art, and my heart becomes filled with joy as each piece blossoms, quite organically, into what it was meant to be.
I hope to help those who view my art to feel connected to nature. Perhaps it is not always obvious. But, quite possibly, the viewer will see in a new way and will feel a new appreciation for the organic elements around us.