20" x 16" Acrylic, pastel on canvas $1800.
The Opening day of the show is on Sat September 30th and the show will run till January 7th
featuring The Flute Player. Acrylic and archival ink on canvas 24" x 18"
NOW SHOWING AT THE NEW BACKSTAGE LOCATION • 1742 POLK STREET \
I am thrilled to announce that I have been juried and accepted into the deYoung Open Gallery for Bay Area artists
at the deYoung Museum with the work below
ON THE WALLS
at the BackStage Hair Salon and Gallery
This painting was inspired by the composition from a young American composer by the name of Dan Neville. The name of the CD is Tenerife. As the story goes, he was stranded in Tenerife and slept on the beach fo several nights. Inspired by the experience he composed the music that I heard live one night at the Jazz club Bird and Becket performed amazingly by a very experienced group of musicians. I was so moved I bought the CD. After listening to it several times I became inspired to paint this flute player. I could just envision the sounds of that amazing flutist floating in and out of tents by a wandering tribe late at night soothing everyone to sleep. With my imagination dancing with the music I kept painting and here is the finished product. I sketched in paint on the back wall of the tent the peace dove as the thought of a peace filled night moved the work forward. This flute player is holding a Bansuri, an ancient side blown flute originating from the Indian subcontinent. The womans' dress is a mixture of different fabrics, textures and prints as would be worn by most of the tribal woman.. A clear night with the full moon over her right shoulder as the golden sound from this flute sparks perhaps some sort of a lark to sing out along with the music. A calm and peace filled night somewhere in the world i could hear the music of this woman while I painted an the separation of the distance was overcome by the shear fact that we were under the skies of the same moon. By the way the flute player that inspired me on this CD was a woman by the name of Rebecca Kleinmann. All in all it was a magical evening hearing the composition live and then hearing the music that just kept the inspiration for the canvas growing, giving me this romantic story of this woman and her peace-filled flute. Maybe one day the intention of this painting will fill the world with peace on all levels of experience and somehow be transferred and expanded into our present day reality, filling the world with the sustainability of a lasting peace. One can only hope.
IF YOU AND I WILL MAKE PEACE FIRST, THEN WE WILL FIND A WAY TO MAKE PEACE LAST.