It was the summer of 1967 when close to 100,000 outsiders, activists, and dreamers travelled far and wide to join a community of artists, musicians, poets, and radicals in San Francisco. They changed the world by influencing popular culture through music and art; launching the natural and organic foods movement; protesting war with peace and love; and ushering in an era of greater connectivity. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the ‘Summer of Love’, a pivotal moment in history when tribes of young people travelled to San Francisco to change the world.
The ideologies which sprung up during this metamorphic time in 1967 still infiltrate our culture and have never been more important than they are today. Spreading a message of peace, love and harmony, and the quest to create an alternative to what is being presented by the current government is still relevant today fifty years on from the Summer of Love movement.
I paint primarily for the power of love. The Summer of Love was a time when people woke up and made a stand for love, music and art. The vibrancy and uplifting message of hope and love which sprung up during the uprising in San Francisco constantly moves me and inspires me and I hope that you can feel this through my artwork.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this great moment in history, I announced my a competition where one lucky winner wins their choice of framed limited-edition summer print. (Winner to be announced shortly).