A View of Sacro Monte at the River of Light


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A View of Sacro Monte at the River of Light 32Hx64W mixed media on unstretched canvas began as I was immersed in the beauty of Varallo, Italy, painting alongside my artist friends from Milan.

There’s a unique beauty in the mundane – where others see old buildings, I discover a world of colors within colors. It’s all about finding art in Unexpected places.

As we painted by the River Sesia, the mayor joined us, captivated by our collaboration. The sky is pictured at twilight to add magic to the heavens and sparkles to the earth giving the viewer a sense of peace… going with the flow of life. The sky and the water are where all the spiritual activation begins. The stars and swirling glittery light are part of my signature process.

Van Gogh said it the way I feel it. “At present I absolutely want to paint a starry sky. It often seems to me that night is still more richly coloured than the day; having hues of the most intense violets, blues and greens. If only you pay attention to it you will see that certain stars are lemon-yellow, others pink or a green, blue and forget-me-not brilliance. And without my expatiating on this theme it is obvious that putting little white dots on the blue-black is not enough to paint a starry sky.”

It lights me up to share the process of creating my art and what goes into a painting. Watch the video below where snippets of my traveling and painting come together. My two artist friends joined me for a painting collaboration called Brushes Without Borders. Our plan is to host a painting retreat in this very location. Check out my WORK WITH ME page to find out more.

 .Painitng in a large room of Italy..