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Artist Shari Vogt
Fountain Valley, Ca
Painting is my refuge. When I begin to feel stressed with life, I know that it’s time to begin a new work. The moment that my brush touches canvas, I feel the world begin to melt away, and that emotion comes through to the canvas.
This painting, “Lost Loves”, began when I spotted this photograph. I was immediately drawn in and felt soothed by the simple beauty of the color palette and composition. I contacted the photographer for permission to use her photograph. She was delighted that her image would be put to canvas and told me about the model, Jackie, and the horse, Kyra. She described to me the experience of shooting that day, and we shared a special connection to this image and now to this painting.
“Creating art allows you to run away without leaving home.” ~Twyla Tharp