Jonathan Shirey - Turkish Tension

Watercolor painting by Jonathan Shirey.

Artist statement: The natural beauty of the earth is my first love. I experience it most in holy moments of elusive silence and the thrill of fresh air. I am increasingly aware that the noise, pace, and clutter of modern life often insulates and isolates us from the experiences of peace, serenity, and humility that come to us when we regard the majesty of our planet. I love to showcase and highlight our environment through landscape, still life, and wildlife art. Whether it is through dramatic lighting or interesting domestic or wild animal life, I seek to evoke and communicate a sense of wonder and peace in the viewer.