An unusual sight: a movie theatre in the night by a creek in the middle of a forest. This image was designed to be a poster for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, held annually in Grass Valley and Nevada City, California for more than 20 years. (This image is also available as a digital print.)
After many years of painting landscapes and city scenes, curiosity drew me towards the vivid images of my dreams. I was aware of the works of Joan Miró, Max Ernst, Dalí and Paul Delveaux, but only gradually realized that the images that arose in my own sleep were just as worthy of being painted as the scenes I observed during my waking hours. They are formidable challenges to paint, and if I were confined to painting either the waking or sleeping aspects of life, I would paint dreams.