Landscape

Gone With The Wind
Fall Pond
Madison Moon
Morning In The Park
Undine Falls
Aspen Family
First Kiss
Quiet Drama
Perched
Mammoth Terraces
Turning The Corner
A Gentle Morning
electric peak IMG_3870
Here Comes The Sun
Colors & Shapes
Fall Falls
Study In Greens
Clouds Over Dunraven
Long Ago And Far Away
The Icon - Old Faithful
Shine Your Light
Firehole Sunrise
Lamar Thaw
Early Light
Opposites Attract

Shirl Ireland

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth

are never alone or weary of life.   Rachel Carson

I love contemplating nature and our place in it. Since I have been graced with a strong visual voice, (and I work hard to hone that) my landscape paintings are a deeper exploration of those questions. I often find metaphors in that exploration and delve into them further with paint, adding those layers of meaning into my landscape work.
 
So I listen to the wind, feel the colors of the sunrise, watch the way light rakes the forest and paint, paint, paint. The hopefulness of a morning dawn, the bittersweet sunset, the sheer power of a waterfall, or a cloudy misting mysterious day full of wonder, peppered with an occasional blue sky afternoon…. Such is the layered journey of life - and my landscape painting.