Spirit of the Stones

Media: Mixed Media
Size: 16 x 20

Once I went on a hunt for ancestors, traveling from the US to Scotland, across to Kyle of Lochalsh, across on the ferry and over the island of Skye, and out on a 3 ½ hour ferry to the Isles of Harris and Lewis in the outer Hebrides. Up in the extreme north-west of Lewis I found a ring of standing stones called Callanish. The place was magical to me, eerie, lonely, sea pounding nearby, desolate treeless hills, and then these wonderful tall, slender stones weathered and gaunt.  This is the effect I have tried to portray in my collage, the wavy lines depicting water and swirling list in and out of the stones.
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    As an artist in oils and mixed media, I draw my inspiration from books I have read, from music and legends, and from my experiences living and traveling in many different countries such as Europe, Scandinavia, the Far East and here in America. Most of my work is from my imagination and also sometimes from memories of people and landscapes which touched me in some way. I try to experiment with different media to reflect the excitement of movement and color in my pieces. Ideas often come to me in the middle of the night, or while sitting quietly in my studio, or reading. The pieces that seem to interest the viewer are almost always the ones I feel most passionate about myself. Making art is a wonderful way of sharing.