Panorama around the sand sheet (erg Chebbi) near Merzouga, eastern Morocco

grow-withthe-flow  asked:

I am a huge fan oh my god your work is breathtaking. I love it so much and would like to thank you for your beautiful works of art. I wish I could sit down and go through your journals one by one page by page. They are stunning and make me so happy so thank you. I love to paint myself and would like to get as much advice from you as possible to better myself. I would like to know what are some of your favorite paintings and places you've traveled and why? like some of the best sights you've seen

I am sorry that I took so long to answer your question! I’ve been saving it for a rainy day because I wanted to give it some time and attention. First of all, thank you for your kind words about my art. Second of all, you have already seen my favorite sights because those are the moments that I paint and share on my blog. Following are a handful of places that are especially important to me, with accompanying paintings of each. You may notice that earlier work is quite abstracted, but was still inspired by the location. 

1. The rock jetty in Provincetown, Massachusetts. As a university student I subsidized my studies with a summer workshop in Provincetown where I painted plein air daily. After every class I would walk to this jetty at dusk. (2008) 

2. The Palau de Musica in Barcelona. I felt like I was inside a music box. (2009) 

3. The Erg Chebbi dune in Morocco is the most impressive natural wonder I have seen. (2015) 

4. My daily walk holds a special place in my heart. This includes my hour-long commute to school along Avinguda Diagonal when I studied abroad in Barcelona, or the walk from my apartment to the 22nd Ave subway station in Brooklyn, passing Greenwood Cemetery. And especially my walk across Taksim Square in Istanbul while traveling between Şişli and Cihangir. (2014)

5. My bed, wherever that may be. (2012)