These are my four paintings for the Coors Western Art Exhibit, open January 12-27 at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. The opening reception takes place on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. My piece of the Salton Sea above is accompanied by the text below in the catalog:
For me, the highest pinnacle of art is when a work achieves an almost meditative quality. There is an exciting newness, yet with a bit of familiarity – have I seen something done this way before? You can look at it for hours, probing the surface, discovering new interactions of colors, watching the play of brushwork. Rather than becoming bored, the mind is engaged by this newness and invited to participate. The introspection put in motion by the artist transfers seamlessly to the viewer. The work has no visible story to tell, no narrative, but its presence is quietly palpable.