I have never actually been to Socotra – the beautiful islands off the coast of Yemen - but my friend, Thaniya has. She returned with the most amazing sunset photos... I could not help but be inspired...
I asked if I could paint one of her sunset photos, to which she graciously said yes. The "one" painting turned into four, and when viewed together, one could clearly see my progression of painting style from representational to the abstract. The first painting, very representational, “Socotra Sunset,” now hangs in Thaniya's living room and is not represented here.
More of my sunset paintings can be found under "Atmospheric."