24 x 36
Oil & metallic leaf on canvas.
I have always painted my abstractions of landscape horizontally. Yet, when I began to paint Peak, I opted for a vertical canvas. Perhaps it was the Chinese art I have always loved or the vertical hanging Armenian tapestries I had been studying.
Peak began as most of my work does, through the sculpting of the basic forms and directions. Vast highlands soaring into the sky, towering over tiny villages, churches, bridges and rivers.
Peaks stand tall and osteer in the harshest of times with quiet simplicity. It offers me comfort, strength and serenity.