Brian Commerford’s command of color and texture is unmatched when it comes to depicting the Ravens of his New Mexico home.Â Such a common icon of death, darkness, gothic culture, and bleakness, the Raven rarely gets such bold and revered treatment.
“I try to express the spiritual qualities ofÂ animals and birds through composition, color, and brushwork.Â I try to create a vibrational stamp that reflects whatever spiritual quality or qualities that I’m trying to express in that particular piece.Â I use alot of close-ups because I want a fairly intense experience, such as gentleness, joy, love, to be felt by theÂ onlooker.”
More than just a Raven lover, Brian’s art and photography offer an intimate view into his tranquil sensibilities, covering cats to desert sunsets, elephants to buddhas.
“I follow the teachings of Yogi Paramahansa Yogananda, and share an interest in the Native American medicine of the animals. I am an avid motorcyclist, and when not painting, may be seen flying down the roads of New Mexico. My motorcycle paintings express the magical world of speed and torque! Riding high powered motorcycles is a transcendental experience. I try to convey the beauty of moving through different lines in space. “
You can view these selections and many more, as well as purchase prints and cards, by visiting the Brian Commerford gallery here.