Creating a conversation between the painter, the painting and the viewer.
Remember The Go-Go’s song, “Vacation?” That is what I think of when I try and describe this series to people. Specifically, vacation to the Southern California or Mexi-Cali area. We have not been able to go anywhere in 2020 but my mind wandered to these blue, desert landscapes. Flat, sandy pinks and blues are featured in these graphic and stylized landscapes with dramatic perspectives. Most of these paintings were completed towards the end of the pandemic when I finally started feeling hope and motivation to paint again. It is hard to paint happy paintings when you are just not really feeling it. But, then suddenly we were making plans again and the idea of summer vacation became more of a reality. For this series, it felt good to be challenged (thanks to Julie and her team!!) to paint in a fresh, new direction.