Have you ever been mesmerized by a great book or musical score?  I get the same response when I see a ray of light transmitted through a flower petal in my garden or the way it plays along the back of an old cat sleeping on a front porch.  Color has intrigued me in many ways, since childhood, when I learned to embroider and knit.  I soon moved on to chalks and paints.  I began to notice color collaborations in jewelry, hand blown glass, rock and gemstones.  I observed the works of the great masters and became inspired by some wonderful instructors along the way. 

     Which brings me to the present.  I am still on my journey of the exploration of light and the interplay of delirious colors we see around us.  I am inspired by the Hubble telescope pictures, shadow patterns on water or the swirling emotional responses of pow-wow dancers in their glorious costumes.   I find there is so much yet to attempt to distill onto a simple canvas. Some things will be a series about one topic to wring out as much as I can in it's regard.  At other times, a more subtle, reflective viewpoint of everyday places and things.

      I am ever challenged to attempt to show you, the viewer, a small corner of that world on canvas or paper.  So let us begin on our humble journey............and may you find a small glimmer of the joy this searching brings to me.

PAINTING

Sandy Upchurch-Aronson
 Spokane, WA. 99223

 

Have you ever been mesmerized by a great book or musical score?  I get the same response when I see a ray of light transmitted through a flower petal in my garden or the way it plays along the back of an old cat sleeping on a front porch.  Color has intrigued me in many ways, since childhood, when I learned to embroider and knit.  I soon moved on to chalks and paints.  I added works in jewelry with gemstones in nature's palettes.  As I traveled,  I observed the works of the great masters and became inspired by some wonderful instructors along the way.

 

Which brings me to the present.  I am still on my journey of the exploration of light and the interplay of all the delicious colors we see around us.  I am inspired by the Hubble telescope pictures, shadow patterns on water or the landscapes and people around me.

 I am ever challenged to attempt to show you, the viewer, a small corner of that world on canvas or paper.  So let us begin on our humble journey............and may you find a small glimmer of the joy this searching brings to me.