October 16 - November 13, 2021 CALLOWAY Fine Art and Consulting
The idea of a horizon is filled with metaphor. New horizons and distant horizons describe change and aspirations. For me, it is a literal concept. Seeing the horizon is fundamental to my psychological well being. I have found that to feel at ease in my world, I need to look up and out, I need to feel the space -- the distant hills or mountains, fading lines of trees, the flat expanse of water. As I travel through the world, I am always seeking the horizon and its landscape building blocks. I examine the clouds, the way the light is hitting different places, the change of the color in the sky, the way a yellow field can feel like a glowing stripe across a valley, the lines and shapes that are created by the contours of hills and mountains. I take the time to observe because the details evoke an emotional response. I am pulled out of my noisy head. When I paint, all of these pieces come together to inform my composition, color placement, feeling of light, and development of space. I am not thinking about the one place where I saw all of these elements together, I am thinking about the elements and how they fit into my painting. I am thinking about recreating the idea and feeling that drew me in - the horizon that has set me at ease.