First Light 36x48

At First Light

 

The Hangout 48x48 Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe

   

Family Pride 48x36

Family Pride

I love how an abandoned barn is a sort of monument filled with old stories and feelings of work and history. I grew up playing in an old barn, making forts out of straw bales, imagining adventures, and loving the feeling there. As I got older I worked stacking hay, caring for animals, and hauling grain from the silo. I love bringing emotions and memories into my paintings. I wanted this piece to show the feelings of pride in hard work and the connection I feel to these old reminders of our past.