Description 'Italian Daydream' is the sixth in my 'Alpine Europe' series. All of the pieces in this series are among my very favorites because they represent actual experiences that were entrenched in my memory as I worked for so many hours in their re-creation. My Alpine Europe trip was fantastic and I will always cherish the memories.This exhilarating view (believe it or not) was from a photo that I shot at a rest stop while traveling through Northern Italy on a brisk, nippy morning in early May. I was standing in the tall grass and wildflowers just off the highway shoulder. While taking my photos, I paused and just gazed for moment. I found myself intoxicated by the vision. I thought of how cool it would be to live in this valley or someplace like it. I envisioned myself with a cappuccino on a chilly morning in my favorite chair on the deck of my villa taking in the majestic artwork of our creator. As my daydream continued, I thought; I could make it happen this is something that I can do. Then I began to think about all the things that I would miss about living where I do in Florida. After awhile, reality set in and my fantasy was over; reduced to just another treasured memory. Back to the highway and the next adventure.
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.