This is a collection of watercolor paintings with the theme of "night", originally created for Nocturne, a podcast.
I am an artist based in San Francisco, and am inspired by nature, science, architecture, and the experience of being human in a vast, mysterious universe. I draw upon my my walks through nature, my explorations of the city I call home, moments of joy, sadness, fear, and even my own strange dreams to create work that, I hope, moves others to slow down and experience the world around them.
You can see the entire Nocturne series here, and other examples of my work at www.robingalante.com.
"Look Up!" Watercolor and ink on paper. This painting explores how moving away from our lights, our screens, and to the darkness to simply look up at the night sky is a magical - even essential - part of life that we all too often take for granted.
"Moon Shadow" - watercolor and ink on paper. This piece illustrates the first blood moon, or total lunar eclipse of the Super Moon, in over 30 years that occurred in September of 2015. Events like this make us stop what we're doing and watch something outside of ourselves, while reminding us that our relatively small struggles aren't quite as big or important as we think they are.
"Candle Hour" - watercolor and ink on paper. Our world is full of injustice, violence, sadness and despair, and with constant access to a never-ending news cycle, it's more important than ever to step away once in a while. It's a simple thing to do, but lighting a candle in the darkness still has the power to bring us peace, and hope.