“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” -W.B. Yeats
This was a fun painting to do. My favorite way of working is straight from my imagination. I’ve always felt things were much more magical in this world than we allow ourselves to see. It’s easier to live in an organized, practical world. But have you had a conversation with a four year old lately? What they see and imagine isn’t yet covered up with the world’s problems. When I paint, I try and access my imagination as my younger self. It makes me happy.
One of my first magical memories was when The Wonderful World of Disney aired Peter Pan on television. I think it was 1955 and I was five years old. I was mesmerized watching. And I remember as clear as if it were yesterday, dreaming I could fly. Oh to be Tinker Bell – now that would be amazing.
“A person’s life purpose is nothing more than to rediscover, through the detours of art, or love, or passionate work, those one or two images in the presence of which his heart first opened.” -Albert Camus