|The Dream Maker by Andrea Peterson|
Some artists use many of these stimuli to create their work. Painters can tell the story of what they’ve been thinking about through narrative art. These storytellers don’t use words; they use images and color to inform the viewer.
Ka Fisher’s paintings, which have a lovely, Impressionist style, tell stories about Native Americans – their land and the things they do during their daily lives. She told me that she often visits places like Chinle, Kayenta and Canyon de Chelly for her inspiration. At the Hubbell Trading post, she has taken a “listening tour,” where she overhears conversations among customers.
|Escape Plan by Ka Fisher|
|Billy Blue Hat Rides by Ka Fisher|
|Boots and Fetish|
by Ka Fisher
|Come to Say Hello by Ka Fisher|
Andrea Peterson’s paintings are based on ancient mythology, lost legends and a time when nature was full of mystery. She, too, tells stories about cultures, often referring to eastern traditions and symbolism. Andrea’s paintings seem to be inspired by thoughts of figures wandering through mystical lands.
|Phoenix and the Tiger by Andrea Peterson|
|Field of Piece by Andrea Peterson|
|My Bonnie by Andrea Peterson|
“Spirit World celebrates positive relationships between people, ancestors, nature and the higher beings that were believed to be responsible for bringing or returning the light each year,” Andrea said. “The large size of this painting gives the viewer the sense of not just looking at a peaceful scene, but the feeling of being within the painting themselves,” she explained.
|Spirit World by Andrea Peterson|