Sedona Landscape Painting – Desert Blossom – In The Beginning
When I first started painting in 1990, Desert Blossom was my first Prickly Pear Cactus to paint. I was terrified of the thought that I wouldn’t be able to create something folks would like, admire, or even pay money for. So, I took some workshops – 5 to be exact, and I was on my way to diving into the world of creativity. With the foundation I had built from the classes, I just experimented. Initially, I threw away a lot of art or gave it away, thinking that not any of it was worth saving. Something inside of me kept prompting me to continue, to persevere, and ultimately to paint. The result was Desert Blossom. Now that I’m a contemporary Sedona artist, I’m ever grateful to be creating these cool southwest paintings. This was before YouTube and Google.
That was Then
And This is now. What kicked my career into high gear was the request from Warner Bros. to license my oil painting, “Creekside Cathedral.” Featured in the New Media series Snatchers, produced by Stage 13, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment.
My New Vivid Whimsical Direction
Since licensing my art to Warner Bros., I’ve been looking to develop a specialized niche. I now utilize my whimsical and vibrant color palette, for which I’m famous. That’s when I came upon an offer for a “Modern Abstract” workshop here in Sedona at the Sedona Art Center. This art workshop was only the second workshop I pursued in the 15 years since I had moved to Sedona. Needless to say, as you will witness, I took this new and stylized way of painting, like a duck to water. I call it “Whimsically Abstracting the Landscape.”
Discover Contemporary Sedona Landscape Paintings
While I love painting with watercolors, my current love uses acrylics, heavy body, and liquid acrylics. Creating southwest Sedona landscape paintings and any form of Sedona art is my current direction, including desert flower landscapes.