Description 'Frontier Spring' To me, depicts the best of the unspoiled wilderness of Alaska and the Yukon Territory. It is a compilation of the many landscape highlights seen throughout the area during the early spring season in this region of North America. I can almost feel the crisp, cool air and sense the smell of the fresh growth of the spruce trees. The clear blue sky with a trace of cirrus clouds meeting the jagged edges of the towering mountains. The foothills, with their new spring color from the budding trees, serve as a funnel for the runoff from the melting snow. The glass-like water, combined with the golden ground cover, finally free from the long winter freeze, creates a marsh-like appearance of unique colors. The stunning white bark of the Aspen and Birch trees completes the composition.
Jerry Sauls, St. Johns Member Since November 2013 Artist Statement Art and the natural world have been the driving forces that have shaped Jerry’s life and career. Self-taught, Jerry can not remember a time when he wasn’t painting, studying art and the great artists, or developing an affinity and never-ending infatuation with the phenomenal beauty of Nature.
Since the early eighties Jerry has been exhibiting and selling his artwork, gaining both success and recognition as his work became known. In July 1999 this success finally enabled him to leave his job as a Computer Applications Manager and Systems Analyst, and devote himself full time to his artistic career. His first task was to build a home to accommodate his lifestyle, with a studio and gallery to exhibit his work. Next Jerry used his experience in the field of technology to design and build a website to promote his work (www.jerrysauls.com).
Always seeking inspiration and development of his skills, Jerry has travelled extensively. His work includes studies from the Hawaiian Islands, Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and Alaska.
Collectors of Jerry Sauls’ work appreciate the fine detail, perspective and imaginative use of light simulation with which he portrays an innate understanding of his chosen subjects.