A 2014 spring tornado struck my small town. Many homes and businesses were destroyed. I was more fortunate; I only lost my art studio. Although years of work and a large (probably too large) collection of books, tools, and equipment was blown away in an instant; my most important treasures were spared- family, friends, pets, and my home. As I witness a community recover, I realize what remains is the instinct to begin again. Like nature perseveres.
This collection of paintings was inspired by the peace and beauty that still exists after a storm.