ILLUMINATIONS

Set against backdrops of skylines, city scenes, and natural environments, the Illuminations series explores emotional and spiritual terrain using the glow of lights as a means of shedding light on a subject, the feeling of elation, a sense of liberation, staying focused in the ebb and flow of life, and looking to God as the ultimate light when encountering conflict or a very dark, uncertain time in life.

I loved the challenge of creating each of these paintings. After viewing countless photographs of lights at night, in rain, fog, desert, various phases of the day in different settings, and exploring my own emotional responses to scenes caught on camera, a body of work emerged using actual locations in some of the paintings, imaginary places, or a collage of real and imagined places.

Nearly all of these portraits were painted in acrylic. The exception was Restless Rainy Night, which was painted in oil.

The series continues to expand with four additional paintings being added after January 1, 2018.

Restless Rainy Night
Restless Rainy Night

Oil on Canvas Original: 34" x 34"

Clarity
Clarity

Acrylic on canvas Original: 36" x 36"

Alone in Astoria
Alone in Astoria

Acrylic on Canvas Original: 18" x 24"

Focus: View from Hawthorne District
Focus: View from Hawthorne District

Acrylic on canvas Original: 6" x 12"

Salvation
Salvation

Acrylic on canvas Original: 6" x 24"

The Search Party
The Search Party

Acrylic on canvas Original: 6" x 24"

Glimmers of Hope
Glimmers of Hope

Acrylic on canvas

There's Something In The Way
There's Something In The Way

Acrylic on canvas Original: 15" x 30"

A Time For Reflection
A Time For Reflection

36 x 36 acrylic on canvas; 1" wrap around sides painted