Title: Tea at Our House
Size: 14 x 18 inches
Medium: Oil on canvas
Colour, space and textures are what has interested me in this series of paintings. Inspired by the objects that often appear on a table at the studios, these paintings are experiments with colour, often pitting warm colours with coolers one in the opposite ways one would think. I am aware that there is an apparent lack of complexity in the images. There is nothing to challenge the viewer with the chosen subject. As an art collector myself I often seek out images that meld with and accent the environment where they are placed.
These paintings reflect a tranquility and peacefulness that I desire to have instead of what is actually going on in my present. These paintings are projected positive moments and emotions. I have always believed that our thoughts create our lives and that what our mind dwells on actually comes to pass. The colors I have chosen transmit hope, joy and happiness. These works are about the transmission of positive energy into an environment and eventually into the world.
These paintings also speak of gratitude. At one time in my life a prayer of gratitude was said before every meal. At times there wasn’t any food on my table yet I remained grateful for shelter, for warmth and for the kindness of strangers.
This painting is done on canvas. The work is signed on the front or back by the artist. It comes accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.