“A New Path…..”

trailAlmost every morning, whether it’s hot and sunny or cold and snowy, I take my dog walking in the woods for about an hour. That time spent on the trail is one of my most favorite parts of the day. I’ve always used it as a time to clear my head, reorganize my thoughts, breathe some fresh air, and just appreciate the beauty around me. Autumn where I live is exceptionally beautiful as the landscape transitions from it’s summer green into it’s fall colors. It seems an appropriate time for me to make a transition in my work as well. This departure from my usual figurative painting happened because when I really stopped and thought about what I wanted people to feel when they saw my work – peacefulness and serenity – I felt pulled more and more towards nature. I’ve made paintings about these things before and am now just coming to them down a different path. It’s a path inspired by all those miles I’ve walked through the woods and I will have new work to share very soon!