Summer Storm Peony
10 x 10
Summer Storm Peony: My favorite early 20th century artist is Charles Burchfield. Most noted for his treatment of plants and trees in all seasons, he used menacing skies for emphasis. There is a distinct animation in his paintings; an expression of emotion through clouds and growing, living things. Who hasn’t felt that vague threat and thrill during a summer storm? Beautiful burgundy peonies and luminous bear grass tell the story of this Valley County summer storm.
I am a mixed media artist using many different materials to create elegant landscapes representative of what I’ve captured with my camera or in my mind; often a mix of the two. Materials include photography on paper or canvas, hand dyed & commercial fabric, paper, foiling, ink, and paint. My subject matter is focused on land & waterscapes in Central Idaho. My connection to nature sends me outdoors seeking new ways of expressing my vision; it could be something as small as a lichen circle, or as big as the broad expanse of sky fringed with tree branches.