The Aurora Borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights, are another example of nature's truly awe inspiring beauty. The colorful lights glow in majestic hues, dancing across the frozen sky. They seem so fluid and close that you desire to reach out and touch them, which is the same sensation this textured acrylic work inspires.
Ocean (48 x 12 in.)
This three (3) panel canvas piece utilizes a combination of acrylic brush strokes and knife strokes to embody the chaotic percussive dance of a magnificent crashing wave, capturing the majestic beauty found in the turmoil of one of nature's scariest exhibitions of raw power.
Fire (30 x 20 in.)
This work seeks to capture the intensity and simultaneous beauty of one of Earth's core classic elements: Fire. The swirling mix and varying shades of the red, orange and yellow textures jump off the canvas in differing depths that tempt the viewer to get close enough to feel its heat. The delicate knife strokes artfully spread the oils across the canvas, replicating the dance of the raging flames.
Midnight (48 x 24 in.)
A cloudy sky at midnight can create an eerie sensation when even the slightest glimmer of the moon's light is hidden from sight. The surrounding landscape becomes a darkened unknown, penetrated only by the security of manmade light. This acrylic on canvas work simulates the splash of these comforting beams on the dark uncertainties of what may lay before us.
Honeycomb (36 x 24 in.)
Busy honeybees are among nature's tiniest warriors, spending their lives creating. Their byproduct is not just honey, but the majestic honeycombs that they leave behind as monuments of their life's purpose. This contemporary take on the honeybees' most recognizable creation is derived from a combination of acrylic paints on canvas, coupled with the intricate use of varied knife strokes.
Horizon (36 x 48 in.)
Inspired by the majesty of the ocean shoreline, this acrylic on canvas works highlights the blurred line along the horizon, where the sky and water blend into one another. Although they never come close to touching, they are forever joined as one, unified by the natural beauty they elicit from each other.
Feathers (24 x 20 in.)
Many of America's iconic landscapes, from open farm fields to beaches at sunset, are seldom enjoyed without the welcomed interruption of nature's aviators. When we close our eyes it's almost impossible not to envision a flock of birds elegantly hovering along the horizon in perfect formation. Set against the backdrop of a fading sun, their symmetry signals the end of another long day. Yet all we really seem to recall are the images of colorful feathers cutting across the sky, like a flash in our minds that makes everything seem at peace. This acrylic on canvas work captures their simultaneous flurry and elegance.
Water Lilies (28 x 22 in.)
Enjoy the tranquility of a quiet pond on a late summer afternoon. The subtle breezes, the chirping of crickets and the bellow of hungry frogs set the mood. Yet, the visual imagery is only completed by the floral spread of the water lilies. Their gorgeous colors break the surface of the water to create the illusion that the shoreline continues well beyond its natural boundaries. In large multitudes, they form nature's secret barrier, protecting the pond's colorful fish from the predators in the sky above. Such vibrant elegance and power is captured here in this knife painted canvas, using acrylic paints and colors from nature's own palette.
Fish Scales (24 x 20 in.)
Earth's many oceans are among nature's greatest sources for artistic inspiration, from their captivating seascapes to their breathtaking waters. The sea life they foster however, is a marvel unto itself. Fish Scales is a knife cut acrylic on canvas piece that utilizes a unique mixture of blue and purple hues as a nod to the majestic fish found throughout the turquoise waters of the Caribbean; replicating that which can only be found in nature.
Majestic (48 x 24 in.)
The quiet serenity of a campfire provides meditative time for reflection. In this acrylic on canvas work, a combination of soft brush strokes and incisive knife cuts simulates the smoky dance that often reflects against the dark backdrop of the Autumn night's sky, catching the shimmering reflections from the moon above.
Ripple (12 x 12 in.)
This high gloss acrylic on canvas piece captures that brief moment when a skipped stone penetrates the static surface of a glassy pond. The ensuing ripple catches the colors of the cloudy sky and hints of the lush greenery that surround it.
Air (48 x 36 in.)
Laying on your back staring up at the blue sky on a summer's day, as time slowly passes without interruption - this image is what memories are made of. This Enza piece captures the essence of that moment and transports the viewer beyond the acrylic brushed canvas, to a place where one can be alone with their thoughts and allow life to just stand still, if only for a moment.
Sand (30 x 24 in.)
Walking along the ocean's edge, allowing the waves to wash over your feet as you walk, you look down and notice the glistening shades of the pink sand and crushed corals that combine to make some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This piece combines an acrylic base on canvas, textured with actual sand to replicate that special setting.
Lava (72 x 18 in.)
At the center of one of nature's angriest moments is the violent beauty found in erupting volcanic forces, shooting spurts of molten lava toward the sky. The winds swirl with the thick combination of ashes, smoke and burning embers. A series of overlapping textured acrylic knife cuts on three (3) separate canvases, combine to capture this frenzied creation of Mother Nature in one of her most intimidating moods.
Stream (60 x 48 in.)
Standing in the rocky shallows of a fast flowing stream, you look down and squint, trying to focus on the pebbled bottom through the rapid current and the reflection of the sun and trees overhead. This large textured acrylic on canvas piece allows the viewer to step back and be transported to such a place, alone with one's thoughts, and the soundtrack of rippling water, jumping fish and chirping birds in the distance.