Secret View

With each painting I create there is something that sparks my imagination... 

Beauty, nature, colours, shapes... elements of design...

And something in that initial spark inspires my imagination to explore it more fully and to make it magical and visually stunning. I'm often asked what inspires me to create something, and so I decided to write a little about each painting... What inspired me and what the painting symbolizes.

Each week I'm featuring one painting, from its beginning inception, to everything its become. This week's feature is Secret View...


 Secret View, oil on canvas, 60" x 48"

Secret View, oil on canvas, 60" x 48"

One evening, while driving home, I looked up and saw the most amazing sky. I was transfixed. I kept driving west towards it until I could turn off and head down to the ocean. The sky was changing quickly and I wanted to capture it before the sun went down… I pulled over, and walking down a little path to the sea, I came to a beach. The tide was so high that the water level was all the way up to the logs. I lay down and just watched the beautiful sky with shape-shifting clouds and the colours of the sunset reflecting on the water...

Secret View captures the magic of this dramatic evening sky and ocean. Although this painting represents British Columbia’s West Coast, it also reminds me of the northern summer sky in Norway where the sun sets at midnight and one can watch for hours the changing sky moment by moment; each moment more brilliant and breath-taking than the next, the reflecting colours dancing on the waves...


Secret View Draped Kimono

 

 

Secret View - Original Oil Painting - Available

Secret View Draped Kimono - This week's featured product. Subscribe and receive 10% off weekly featured products. - Available in the Boutique

Coming soon... Prints!