The original painting for this print was created using watercolor and ink, and was inspired by the photography of local legend Ann Driggers and her backcountry missions (check her out on IG @anndriggers).
I wanted to capture the magic and peace of being in solitude with nature, and the stoke of rugged accomplishment and satisfaction when you reach your destination. These experiences bring the quiet stillness of the world into our own inner space. This wintery scene’s cool color palette is warmed by the glow of the tent, casting the skis and shovel in silhouette. It is complimented by rosy and violet tones in the milky way above, reminding us that we are expressions of nature, the universe incarnate.
Much of my artwork features vibrant nightscapes. A reflection of my own spiritual journey, these expressive starry skies and colorful palettes explore the beauty we find when we venture into the dark and unknown, and the treasures unearthed when we are willing to know and embrace our shadow.