Springtime Grazing, 1984
I painted this piece in 1984, the year we opened the Kula Gallery. It was chosen for the gallery's 25th anniversary in 2009. It seemed fitting to choose an emblematic piece. Pastures like this run all though the upcountry region. Every spring you'll find lavender trees complimenting the lush greens on almost every hillside. Several elements in this painting added another dimension to the natural born peace of the area and were the impetus behind the painting; grazing sheep and the subtle hint of water. At a glance, it epitomizes why we live here.