"Some believe that artists are touched by a spark of divine fire. I have
always felt that true inspiration is a gift from our Creator, and have
often heard stories from collectors who have found renewed strength, hope
or comfort from something I have created. In that sense perhaps all
artists, whether musician, painter, or poet can at times be a vessel of
God’s profound mercy and love. If this is true, then inspiration can be
thought of as both spiritual and deeply human. 'The Guiding Light'
, first in
my Lights of Inspiration
series, speaks to the dual nature of inspiration.
This brilliant sunset penetrates the swirling storms that sometimes afflict
our soul, reminding us that the deep emotions of hope and faith are a truer
reflection of our spiritual nature than any doubt or turmoil can be. This
radiant light works in concert with the towering clouds to create a sunset
that is among the most luminous and dramatic I have ever attempted to
capture on canvas. 'The Guiding Light'
introduces a compositional format that
is new for me.
The long, narrow canvas is perfect for those settings in the home that
call for a panoramic vision. As I worked, I envisioned this handsome piece
over a comfortable sofa or above a rustic fireplace or in some other
special setting. Surely, this dramatic panorama might carry the viewer’s
imagination to sweeping distant vistas. The low horizon line also allows me
to accentuate the drama of the sunset above. Certainly the one word I would
use to summarize my newest work would be: inspiration!"