Portsmouth Island is a magical place in coastal North Carolina. No permanent residents remain on Portsmouth; but dreams of past residents and visitors virtually hang in the air.
This piece starts with an original photograph that I created in October 2005. After printing the photo on transparent media, the grasses, trees, and buildings were painted from the back side, and a second transparent layer of inspirational words was added behind the painting. The piece is then finished with our State's signature "Carolina Blue Sky".
My most recent trip to Portsmouth took place during a tremendous time of transition and reassessment in my life. These sentiments capture a piece of what I was dreaming and considering during my visit.
Sold to a gallery July 2006.