I really wanted to create a painting with Coming of the Winds that was something delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world. Something that can make us feel free. I love how fabric can seem to float and be lifted into a world of its own with a little breeze. It reminds me of my travels, being on the hills in a small village in Turkey, where the warm winds whip around and bring life to everything around.
Here are some photos taken by photographer Liam Keown of some days in the studio when I started the painting, along with some close ups and the finished piece.
“Come fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.” – William Butler Yeats