Saturday, May 25, 2013
Then and Now/ The Gordon Collection
and West Michigan Painters
I have been invited to show 6 of my paintings in an Exhibit highlighting Grand Rapids artists. The show will include many wonderful pieces from a collection donated by the Gordon's and contrasting newer works by several contemporary artists. I think it will be a very interesting show. What fun to have my paintings hanging with some of West Michigan's best artists!
"The Promise" is one of the paintings selected by the Director of Exhibitions.
This painting was done from a combination of photo reference and memory. I was blessed to be walking one afternoon just as a storm had gone through. I couldn't believe my eyes when I turned the corner and saw this incredible sight. The moment was so breathtaking it brought tears to my eyes. I wanted to paint it so badly but knew I could never fairly capture the beauty in that special moment. None the less, this painting is dear to me for what memory it holds.
oil on canvas 48"x36"