Inspiration is a magical thing – you don’t know when something you see or hear will spark a creative idea. The spring/summer of 2016 was most unusual, with batches of hot weather mixed with cool weather and storms. This stormy weather did not seem to intimidate a male Rufous
Hummingbird which would bravely challenge the elements by repeatedly returning to perch on the dead leader of an Aspen tree; a prime location for him to survey his territory.
This feisty little hummingbird and the wonderful stormy weather came together to inspire ‘Summer’ - a merging of movement, colour, and joy for life.
“Summer” is the second in a series of four paintings celebrating the seasons.