Shadows captivate me. Why, you might ask? A shadow can be the perfect silhouette of a plant for only a few minutes before it becomes distorted because the earth is always moving around the sun. Capturing a shadow is a race with time, I find my inspiration through daily observation of the green living world that surrounds me. Forever searching to capture a crisp delicate projection that inspires a painting, before the shadow becomes distorted.
These paintings are the interplay between nature and the sun. Time has stopped moving in these paintings, a still projection of the image. I may return to the same projected shadow for a few times at the same time of day to draw the shadow’s detail and catch their moment in time.
The colors in each painting usually reference the colors of the plants or sometimes the environment around the plant is in.