I like the way this painting tackles the feeling of a man perfectly adapted to his surroundings, fully at ease and intent on his business, dealing with whatever needs to be accomplished despite or because of the weather. It exemplifies the spirit of individuals who are confident and capable — self-actualized. Qualities I greatly admire.
Just completed this fun painting. I love the feeling of it. The model exudes confidence and has the aura of a risk taker who can be relied upon without fail. Part of my new Arctic series, this artwork captures the dichotomy between isolation and camaraderie, which is also the essence of adventure in the North, and of being at ease in one’s surroundings.
I’ve been working on a new series of paintings about the Arctic and Norway since a recent trip there. These canvases try to convey the feel and emotion of the landscape, including its visual, auditory, olfactory and tactile qualities. Unforgiving, yet magnificent, the area represents a uniquely challenging environment for people. Beautiful and powerful.