I awake in the dark of the morning energized and excited. I get up and quickly prepare to step outside to enjoy the sunrise. As I step out of the warm dark room, I step into the reflections of the dawn clouds on wet sand. I am reconnected to the artist within. I wasn’t expecting such discovery but it turned out to be a life changing trip. As a result, I have developed a body of work depicting reflections on the Oregon coast.
The reflective wet sands on the Oregon coast create the illusion of walking through heaven in the clouds. I feel surrounded by God’s presence, tiny yet loved and embraced by overwhelming peace. In that moment becoming one with heaven and earth binding my spiritual-self and artistic-self. It was then that I renewed my artistic inspiration and direction.
In that moment I was renewed as an artist. I discovered my calling, inspiration and motivation. Although I do not live at the coast, I am driven to paint it. Thus, the birth of “Reflecting on the Oregon Coast” began.