My life has been inspired by the strength of nature. As a child, I played outdoors– explored and built forts in the woods. Every possible waking hour was spent outside. I never walked– I ran and bicycled everywhere. Endless hours were spent hiking with my father in the forests of upper Pennsylvania.
As an adult, my time has been spent in the northern forests of New Mexico and the forests of Colorado, Illinois and Michigan. My paintings capture mental snapshots of those memories, and the boldness of each brushstroke is my connection to strength. Nature has left a thumbprint on my soul, and I pass that moment in time to the viewer.
Below are samples of recent painting from the “In the Forest” series. Additional “In the Forest” paintings can be viewed in the Forest-Trees gallery at http://www.AndreaHarris.com