Rewinding a little bit—to the middle of May. Summertime was coming in hot, and Mason and I were persuaded with a sudden opportunity to relocate from Austin to Dallas by the end of the month. I took that time to hit pause on the Icelandic terrain series I’d been working on in order to focus on the move, yet the rest of my life felt like it was in fast forward.
In the midst of the shuffle, I was contacted about a commission idea that had me raring to get started as soon as we moved in. It was a custom painting of a lightning storm, echoing the moody Cloudscapes series I’d produced just a couple years ago. I had so much fun working on this piece; not only was I happy to be settled in my new Dallas studio, but I could feel a sense of familiarity and confidence building as I tapped into the surrealism of storm clouds and lightning bolts once again.
While I’d originally planned to wrap up the Iceland series asap, things changed after this commission. I’m feeling a summer storm series coming on, and we will see where it blows.