Linda Gerard Dzik
why do i paint?
As a child, I enjoyed playing outside and exploring. Long bike rides took me away from my neighborhood to search for creeks, tadpoles, crayfish and to build forts.
Other days, you could find me collecting white rocks, which I spent hours painting with my little pan of watercolors. In the warmth of the sun, I loved watching the colors blend on each new white surface. When the rain came down on my temporary creations, I once again had the opportunity to experience the flow of liquid colors.
Now as I paint in my studio I experience similar things. Moments that are rarely visible in the finished piece, like the beauty of the blending colors that happens for my eyes only in a brief instant.
It’s those hidden moments that keep pulling me back into my studio.
Today’s whirlwind of technology and life’s fast pace fills me with the desire to return to my childhood adventures. Time to replenish myself by getting back in touch with nature. A place to breathe and appreciate all that God has created for us to enjoy.
Whenever I connect with nature my life feels more complete. There I breathe slower and take in all of it’s wonder. In these moments I am inspired to capture this beauty in a painting as a gift to share with others who might be missing it.
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”
~ John Muir