I have done some work with musicians over the years, and have very much enjoyed collaborating with the sound artists. They have their own language, ideas, and imaginings. Musicians put these things into sound and song. These are some of the paintings that I have done for the players in my imagining of them..
I did this painting and Album cover for my brother, Neem. The vision for the painting was to illustrate him as a samurai in a traditional stance, while wielding his guitar like a sword. I placed him on a high rock outcropping looking over rolling green hills that were inspired by the beautiful hills of Sonoma County, his home turf. To listen to Smithereened and to purchase the album follow this link.
This painting depicts a view of a beach on the island of Naitauba in Fiji. I am intrigued by views created by windows. I had spent time in this room looking out at the water and the very large tree that grows on the edge of the beach. I knew the view in my bones long before I painted it. The water in this cove really is this turquoise, its color changes with the weather, rain or sun, it is beautiful. I was contacted by the musicians who made this album, and I was happy to have this painting, which is titled Drifted in the Deeper Land, used their album cover.
To listen to Radiance and to purchase the album follow this link.