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Breathing Dreams Like Air

Breathing Dreams Like Air | pastel | 9.5″ h x 8.5″ w | 2019

Our beloved dog Juki had a difficult existence before she came to live with us. Here she is in the freshness and security of a summer afternoon in her true home.

From F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby – ‘A new world, material without being real, where poor ghosts, breathing dreams like air, drifted fortuitously about. ‘

“Breathing Dreams Like Air” – Gateway International Painting Competition, Best in Show, February 2020

Judge’s Comment: “This entire painting has a wonderful ethereal quality. The muted and high key palette certainly lend to this effect, but it is largely achieved by very thoughtful brushwork. The few darks in the piece are brilliantly placed and add a necessary weight.” — Jane Hunt