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CLOUDSCAPES: AN EXHIBITION BY DAVID J. HOLLAND
April 15th- July 15th, 2017
The sky has always held a special place in my life. The same sky exists no matter where your location on Earth, and as a child I moved many times to new locations with my active military family. Wherever I was, each place had a familiar sky with familiar clouds I could watch to make me feel at home. Oklahoma is where I was born in 1959 and where I landed for good in 1977. The skies I watch here are among the most varied and entertaining to be found anywhere in the world.
With weather information available from my local forecasters, I remain aware of where and when storms might materialize. When the conditions are ripe, I head to one of the locations I’ve staked out with unobstructed views of the sky. I often photograph more than a hundred images during each outing, so when I’m back in the studio I can look through the pictures for the most dynamic ones that say to my eyes “paint me”.
I relish my time spent observing developing storms. They have a timeless beauty and show an undeniable power that I work to capture in my paintings. I consider each painting a portrait of an individual storm captured at a single moment in time with accurate details that work to present its unique personality. I see storms as a blessing. They provide water, the building block of all life on Earth. They are the vehicle by which life on Earth is sustained.