The painting above was done here in Amelia Island a few years ago. The ocean is a source of inspiration always, but the mountains are another source of a special kind. We have just returned from a trip to the mountain source. The air, the soaring peace of the summits as they fold one into the other is a unique experience. As the environment around me permeated my artist eye,
I remembered this painting
and realized that for me, the sea and the mountainscome together to influence the spirit of my work.
This scene is located at a small family cemetery on a ridge not far from where we
stayed: Lazy Bear Lodge in Villis, N. Carolina. We never passed by without stopping
and drinking it all in.
A view from the side of a dusty country road:
a photographer's dream.