Ice, wind, and water forged the breathtaking coastline known as Sleeping Bear Dunes. It's a raw beauty, as old as the continental ice shelves. The towering bluffsrise up around 400 feet above Lake Michigan. Its awe inspires creativity.
To watch night become day is a wondrous moment. It is a time of awakening. Even more mysterious is a sunrise after the morning rain. As the sun's rays peak over the horizon, water droplets refract the sunlight transforming the earth with vibrant colors.
In June, my family visited Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. It was our second visit to the park, with our first visit a few years ago. On both occasions, the colorful life of the geysers basins inspired me to paint. I wanted to create colorful art.
I first began to contemplate the ideas behind the abstract leaves art in the 1990’s. Before the millennium, I relied more on traditional Chinese mediums to express my thoughts. After I took up residence in the USA, I began to experiment more with abstract art influence...