Philip Govedare is a painter who works and teaches in Seattle, US. Below is his statement from a show of cloud paintings he had last year in Seattle.
“The constantly changing cloud formations in skies are less about a literal depiction of an observed phenomenon or place, but are a metaphor and a mirror of an interior landscape of individual consciousness and the human condition. Serenity or tumult, stasis or upheaval, these are expressed through the transformative qualities of light and atmosphere, the suggestion of precipitation, wind and temperature. Skies inspire wonder. They embody the full range of the human emotion that includes hope and foreboding, joy and despair, bravado and frailty, and elicit questions of purpose, mortality and the eternal.”
You can see more of his work on his website