Calm and Collected
Acrylic an Gold Ink on Arches Watercolor Paper
Paper Size 11.5" x 8.5"
Framed Size 16" x 13"
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Each piece is professionally mounted to showcase the deckled edge of the paper, wired, and framed under glass in a sleek white gallery-style frame. All ready to hang in your space!
This work on paper was created for my collection, “All Wonder and Light,” which is a curated collection of paintings celebrating growth, freedom, and joy through colors and compositions inspired by the beauty observed in nature. These selected pieces exemplify the renewed sense of wonder and delight that I have experienced in my art practice and, more broadly, in the blossoming fullness of my own life.
While creating this collection, I experienced personal disappointments, fear, and unexpected setbacks; but those instances were also accompanied by incredible healing, peace, and joy. Each painting marks a specific moment in time when a fundamental decision was made to change and move forward. Collectively, they showcase the hard earned victories on the other side of many challenges. They are a celebration of perseverance and a reminder to pause and recognize the beauty all around us.
Using reimagined landscape compositions and color schemes, this exhibition acknowledges the old ways and showcases new methods adopted in my creative process. A dedication to uniformity, neatness, and texture is coupled with a celebration of freedom, playfulness, and joy. The intent is that neither focus takes precedence over the other and that both are equally valued.
It is my personal belief that no season in our lives, however difficult, is without value. Each hardship is an opportunity to overcome and gain strength. My hope is that these pieces fill you with joy and inspire you to choose to see all the wonder and light in our world.