Thanks for coming out to the show. If you weren't able to make it; the watercolors will be at the Village at Best Friends Animal Society for 6 weeks. Or you can look at many of them here on the website.
Below is the artist statement for the show:
I grew up in Utah where the Rocky Mountains, Great Basin and Colorado Plateau intersect forming some of Earth's most sublime landscapes. Though you can move away from such a place, you can never part with it.
My love of the Inter-Mountain West--its mystery and beauty, its expansive arid vistas and curious geologic formations--are the inspiration behind my artwork. Sometimes I paint it representationally, but as of late I am drawn to interpreting the landscape on a more abstract and universal level.
To abstract means to "separate" or "draw away from". I leave out specific locations and land formations, but maintain the sensory elements of nature: ambient light, texture, immensity of space, atmosphere, and temperature. By doing so I hope to connect with the viewer on a more intuitive level. I want each painting to be a window into the viewer's own experience of the land.