June 19-July 11
My evolution as an artist has been a journey that began with a fascination with photog-raphy as a child; nourished by my interest in computers, a love of the visual arts, and my career as a clinical psychologist. Truthfully, I never decided to be an artist, it just seemed to happen. When I retired as a psychologist, the interest in art and the creative energy inside of me just seemed to crystalize. I now had the time, the drive and what felt like a "calling" to de-fine myself as an artist. Using this synthesis of my passion for the arts and my expertise as a psychologist has helped me to create what I believe is a unique perspective in both my photographic art as well as my paintings.
Because all of my paintings are reinterpretations of my photographic images, each rep-resents a special memory. Sunset at the Watering Hole is based on a striking scene on my second night in Zimbabwe, in southern Africa. Our guide brought us to an area where we could observe a watering hole. Just as the sun was setting and the sky was being painted with a palette that ranged from vibrant yellows and oranges to a deep vio-let, a herd of elephants magically appeared, barely visible, but silhouetted against the painted background. Truthfully, no painting or photograph could capture the entire vista from that beautiful evening; nor could it recreate the sensation of the cool breeze or the sounds of the jungle. It was that memorable night that inspired this colorful painting.
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