Art by Karen Van Allen

Inspiration

'"Whether people are fully conscious of this or not, they actually derive countenace and sustenance from the 'atmosphere' of things they live in and with"
-Frank Lloyd Wright

Iceland, the snow, the lava rock, black sand, glaciers, mountains, angles, curves...all visually demanding attention and appreciation.  I returned from a recent trip there with an imprint in my mind of this gorgeous country and tried to express it in this painting, the first of the Icelandic series. 
 
 ​Each painting in the Cathedral Series contains interpretationsof stained glass inspired by a visit to the Sagrada Familia Barcelona.