|This is my desk where the magic happens.|
Living in the Columbia River Gorge is an endless source of inspiration. I frequently see Red Tail Hawks and Bald Eagles when I'm outside hiking or kayaking, for me these birds of prey evoke a sense of place, of home. Driving to work or to play we are constantly surrounded by beautiful orchards, basalt cliffs, and bending grasses.
Home is very dear to me as I have worn many hats and called many places 'home.' It is my constant shifting of where I call home that drives me to make art. My dwelling is in my heart, as I have gleaned little bits of everywhere I've lived and formed them into my own place that cannot be mapped.
I am constantly working on ideas and exploring imagery. Below is my studio and the first two (of hopefully many!) pieces based on my life here in the Gorge.
I hope you enjoy!
|Before varnish on top, after varnish on bottom.|
|More hawks after varnishing.|
|Commission in the works for a local business owner in Hood River.|