Trees are so like us.
Branches, like arms reaching for the sky, roots seeking a strong hold to stand firm through storms and experiences that threaten to uproot us.
Their message? Stay present in each moment to receive the gifts of the day - equally ready to soak up the sun or the rain. Move with the wind and storms, stretch with them and grow stronger for it.
I choose to paint mostly aspen trees as a metaphor for humanity. Aspen roots extend to create a new tree and before your eyes a forest - a community - bursts into color across the landscape. All connected as one living organism.
Painting in a colorful, abstract style with a palette knife creates glorious texture and allows me to invite you into the inner world of the trees and enjoy a deeper connection with the natural world.
Let one of these paintings be your daily companion. Have a favorite? Let's connect.
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