Sometimes when I view my art, I feel as though I am reading my own journal.
I invest a part of my life into each and every painting in a sincere effort to
express myself, reach out, and connect with the viewer. Many of my
paintings then hold a greater personal significance to me.
This painting was my first attempt at creating a city scape. It took me
back to the first time I was dazzled by "City Lights", and I
wanted give the viewer that mesmerized and almost overwhelmed feeling that I
had. I also feel that painting this new subject helped me grow and expand.
What makes City Lights even more personal to me, is that it is a
tribute to our family dog that passed away this Christmas season. I wanted
to put him just strolling down the street and wagging his tail, eager to greet
anyone that passes his way. He was my faithful friend for over 14 years
and now he will always live in my memory and in my painting.
I am so overjoyed by how many people love and connect with my art because my
purpose as an artist is to bring joy and light into your homes. In this
painting, I was also able to share a part of my life and memories. Thank you all
for the opportunity and I hope you enjoy City Lights!
~ Abraham Hunter