|Lightning at Courthouse by Paul Davids, 2000|
My friend Paul Davids, besides being a successful film producer / writer / director, and a talented amateur magician, is also a wonderful artist. Lightning at Courthouse was painted in 2000. Everyone always gets their own thoughts and feelings from a painting, of course. With this one, I love in particular Paul's use of vibrant colours to bring out the intensity of the moment, which for me evokes the memory a drive through Northern New Mexico in 2004 with my brother Jim, and the thunderstorm that struck as if hurled from Zeus himself as we drove through the mountains and down into the plains near Cimarron.