I have always been drawn to classical Greek sculpture and to classical Indian
statues from the Chola period, because of a timeless quality about them.
A graceful hand gesture, a face which radiates unfathomable peace,
the sway of a form. The Shiva Nataraja for example, invites me to connect with
a reality far bigger than my own personal drama.
Likewise the faces of people around me. I sometimes see a persons face
in the fourth dimension. In my minds eye, I project them back to toddlerhood,
or forward to old age. Each face is a mystery that I can come closer to
by painting it.
The beauty of timeless art draws on the beauty of life itself and points to the
divine design of the human form and of all life forms. In the web of life we are all
connected. I sometimes find a surprising bond between animals and people that
are usually adversaries. It is equally touching to see love between people and
animals that more commonly appear as food on our plates.
I am particularly inspired by individuals working to rescue and give sanctuary to
wildlife under threat. Some paintings will give you information about specific
individuals and organizations and the vital conservation work they are doing.
Please visit the link below to view Portraits, Artistic Nudes, Gods, Goddesses,
Mudras, and Wildlife. Fine Art giclee prints are also available.