European Landscape

As I spend more time here, in Europe, I am more understanding of why so many have been influenced by landscapes.  The rolling hills, the contrasts between old buildings and new buildings, cities and countrysides; these things spark the brain into viewing differently and much more simply.

In the states, we have these things too, but the commercialization of the people and land make everything much more one dimensional. Not to say there aren’t many beautiful sights in America, it’s just much more different and widely spaced apart – you must look for it, rather then be presented at every turn.

In the little free time that I have, I try to spend it drawing/sketching. I want to collect as many memories as I can to document this extraordinary experience I am having.

A Forested View of Liege.
A Forested View of Liege.
New Life

Spring is one of my favorite seasons and I’m always happy to see the new life beginning to show; especially after the record breaking snows of this Chicago winter.

I find that in this mix of new beginnings, so am I starting on a new beginning of my own; one that delves into the quite solitude of my surroundings and the deepest concentration of my current art studies.  This year (although it’s just begun) has marked the shift into a new evolution of thought and creation; following a more natural path of beginning, middle and end. This mantra is as consuming as it is freeing, but a necessary component for a healthy and strengthened growth.

New Growth, 2014. C-Print - Copyright Liz Mares

New Growth, 2014. C-Print – Copyright Liz Mares