Oil on Panel
2.5 inch Museum Wrap Panel
Bringing in ELEMENTS of the earth into Fine Art
My “Elements” series is a creative blending of semiprecious stones and unique pieces of the earth with traditional fine art. I love nature. I love finding things that were created by nature such as semiprecious stones, shells an other items, some of which are millions of years old. Most people say:
“I’ve never seen anything like it”
Most of the stones I use have been collected for a year in order to work out my compositions and then incorporate them into my paintings.
I get them from all around the world and from various vendors. Each semiprecious stone has individual properties generated energetically from the stone. The energy can be felt by wearing the stone, touching the stone and by having the stone in a room of your home.
I encourage people to touch the stones on the art to resonate with its properties. I include properties of the stones with the descriptions. Some stones are healing, energizing, loving, calming. Some resonate with different chakras and evoke emotions. These properties will fill your room where the art will hang.
I love working with and showcasing the unique beauty found in each semiprecious stone. I work with mostly Grade A and B semiprecious stones. Sometimes I use stones that are in rough form before they are faceted like a fine piece of jewelry. The semiprecious stones I use in my Elements series come from all over the world.
I hope you enjoy these unique works as much as I enjoy creating them.
Aquamarine: This Aquamarine is so special, it was hand dug out by Dwayne Hall and Lowel Hicks from the TV show: Prospectors. They dug it out on the last episode this last season in 2016 in Colorado on Mount Antaro from The California Mine (which is a 100 year old mine).
From The Artist:
This painting means so much to me due to the special Aquamarine Beryl that I got from Dwayne Hall and Lowell from the show Prospectors on the TV’s The Weather Channel. I was fortunate to meet Dwayne and Lowell at the International Gem show this last year and was able to get some of there amazing Aqua Beryl. They just pulled it out and it was so exciting to me to be able and use it in my paintings. They were so great to get to know; great stones, great people.
You can see them pull it out in the last episode:
Prospectors S04E10 – Thank You Rockhounds! Season 04,Episode 10