Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Inspired by Ancient Cultures

This watercolor was done on site in Dion, Greece during my 2006-07 sabbatical.  I included a number of works from Greece in my solo exhibit at Gray Gallery of Quincy University.  The solo show was called "Journeys."

Magical Thailand

While teaching two months in Thailand this year at Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok, I finished about ninety watercolors and started others that will be part of a new series.  Everything in Thailand is inspiring:  the people, the history and culture, the astounding ancient and modern temples, the enormous statues of Lord Buddha, the lush vegetation, flowers, exotic fruits, wonderful cuisine.

I focused on the ancient culture, working on week-ends at ancient sites away from Bangkok. I always work right at ancient ruins or temples, preferring to capture the essence of what is before me. Eight of the Thailand watercolors were seen in my solo show at the Gray Gallery of Quincy University.