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PAINTING SERIES:
VISTA 3
VISTA 2
VISTA 1
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Why are design, color and eyeflow important?
As always, focusing on uplifting beauty in my paintings plays an important role and that's what design and color do. It's a discipline I try to master to shape my reality.

In this series of oil paintings, I reflect on the shapes and forms of the earth and, in some cases, human contribution to the design. I was inspired by the varied natural surfaces of the earth and how humans have contributed to the design with their buildings, roads and crop fields. When I travel through the countryside and cities, I watch for angles, lines and curves. Some are a combination of earth and human design, some are earth only and others are strictly human. It all becomes art of the earth to me.

Also in this series, I put away my fine detailed brushes for the most part and opted for a more loose, flowing style. I would say that these paintings are an illusionary world of colors, patterns and shapes that interwine and flow. And therefore, would describe the paintings as illusionary realism with respect to abstract landscapes.

Why landscapes?
Painting landscapes brings me to a slower, more reflective place. It's a choice I make to switch off technology for awhile and reconnect with the earth. It forces my brain to switch from left to right brain thinking.

Landscapes challenge me to question my connection to the earth and how I communicate. Altering the landscape/abstract ratios helps me to comprehend different degrees of my daily life.

For instance, 60% landscape - 40% abstract brings me to a familiar, earthy place to communicate and express. While 60% abstract - 40% landscape brings me to a more ethereal form of communication. The message or experience isn't as clear but it's just as important to me.

Why distant landscapes?
There's a certain reflection and expansion that occurs when I paint them. It's also about taking a step back in order to get a broader and deeper perspective of reality.