Victor Steven Rosenberg, Green Valley, Arizona Member Since August 2021 Artist Statement I attended the Cornish School of Fine Arts in Seattle, WA, painted in the Northwest for 14 years, moved to the Southeast and painted another 12 years. Then, while visiting the Sonoran Desert, I heard the desert call me to paint. I now have a studio in the middle of the Sonoran. The Sonoran has been a most powerful muse for me, influencing my art through osmosis, flowing through me, offering its essence which becomes my vision. I have never celebrated so much color in my work until painting in the Southwest. My subject matter is landscapes, shamanic figures, animals, and the power I find in the land. I am an explorer. The adventure of art for me is to discover a way to bring a new and different eye to an everyday idea, to paint a window into a universe often obscure from everyday eyes. I don’t seek because seeking implies one knows the image sought. Instead, I eventually discover a vision, an essence, a secret waiting below the surface where the paint talks.