Dandi

Acrylic, 2017

This painting came to me after a road trip through the Rocky Mountains in June. The dandelion lined highways and the snow capped chiseled mountain peaks appearing around each new turn. I began with this inspiration, using my photographs from the trip, then as they do, this painting began to take on a life of it's own through intuitive decisions. I like to set the tone in my studio for each piece, the tone in this instance was set through multiple aural stimuli; the sounds drifting up from my neighbors suite as she played 'Claire de Lune' on her baby grand, the documentary 'Innsaei' about intuition played a few days in the background and the final strokes and colours were influenced by music from Indigenous DJ's, A Tribe Called Red. All this stimuli filtering through my senses to my temporal lobe and back out onto the canvas.