The Four Seasons
While this series depicts the West Coast landscape it also symbolizes my journey as an artist – the leap of faith to quit working to become a full time artist and signing the lease of my first commercial art studio, the lessons I’ve learned while owning a business, the determination to keep going despite the obstacles, and the sense of pride I feel when I’ve accomplished something. In all this, I am trusting that I am on the right path while searching for the right opportunities to come along. I will walk through the forest, rest my hand on the vast trunk of a favourite cedar, and whisper my thoughts, hoping for a break through – a sense of clarity as to what to do next. I plan, I improvise, I push through and am rewarded for my effort. It took four years to get to this place. Four years of witnessing the seasons change while staying true to my vision, protecting my investment, watching it grow.
I thought it appropriate to pay tribute to this journey. The series represents the birth and growth of my career. I carefully chose titles for each piece to describe “the four seasons” of this exciting (and sometimes scary) adventure. How hope blooms and opportunities abound (Spring), how I’m rewarded for my efforts and I’m recognized for my talent and skills (Summer), the realities of economy and the sacrifices I’ve made to pursue my passion (Fall), and recognizing when to lay low and strategize for the coming year (Winter).
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|Mother Earth, Father Sky
|Top of the World
|Manifestation of Perseverance
|Certainty and Expectation
|One Magnificent Morning