Marty Ricks

Break in the Storm – 10 x 20, Oil – $1,250

Artist Statement:

Life to me feels very much like a river, wherein strong currents and lazy meanderings carry us along. We have no idea what lies around the next bend. So we fear the unknown and we crave the illumination of light. Life is also like a painting, in that it is all about the contrasts of colors and values. I love to create a sense of light in my work, but the feeling of light emanates from the shadow areas.

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