These dark snow clouds were coming in over Lake Michigan last week. I couldn't help but be both amazed and excited about catching these clouds as they slowly covered the sun. This made for some great lighting effects on both the water and the clouds. Don't you think the water almost looks like snow on the ground?
The top photo show the sun shining through that single cloud. Wow!
Just remember as we trudge through many cloudy days this winter wishing for sunshine...these days can be beautiful too!
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.