Newly Painted at the Celebration of Fine Art

Sievers Matthew WhiteBarn

"Pride in the Labor" measures 48x60 and is my newest piece just finished at the Celebration of Fine Art show in Scottsdale, Arizona. 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.