The concept for my “Triplets” paintings is based on that feeling I get when I ride my horse, take a walk up to the highest spot on our farm and am in awe of the view, or just enjoy a quite moment in a favorite place of solace. The three sisters are immersed in a spiritual connection with the natural world, and even though they all share the same DNA, they are disconnected from each other, lost in their own thoughts, and react to their surroundings independently. The paintings are a moment in time when each sister experiences nature’s sacred power from her own perspective. It can be a joyful moment, one of total despair, or one of pure trivial musings. You’re invited to imagine what each sister is thinking through your own filter.
Even though the costumes and rural settings I use are rendered with a high degree of realism, they depict timeless places that don’t actually exist. To create this illusion, I pay careful attention to soft versus hard edges, warm and cool light, and depth of field. The figures and their environment are both treated equally with the same amount of detail and are physically, emotionally and visually intertwined. My “Triplets” series is about the natural world’s power to help us each find “that feeling.”