Neil Waldman: Where I Live: New Watercolors by Neil Waldman


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Living in the COVID era has affected everyone. For Neil Waldman, it gave him a burst of energy and a drive to find a place to feel peaceful. Throughout the last several months he has striven to depict this space, a place brimming with a pregnant peace; teeming with life and hope.

In the darkness of a winter night,

I ventured into a dreamy meadow,

shimmering with newborn trees.

Opening my eyes, I breathed deeply, and smiled.

Then I climbed the stairway to my attic studio,

turned on the lights, and went straight to my easel.

During the next several weeks,

I created dozens of watercolors

that depicted places I’d never seen before.

And as the pandemic swarmed through

country after country,

I escaped to the inner sanctum of my studio,

and painted the tranquil scenes that

appear on these pages.

Forest Triptych | Each panel 16×12 in | Watercolor

It is my hope that when you view these paintings,

you’ll be transported to the peaceful places

that I discovered then.