My experience of painting abstractly is a means to express myself in ways that words don't seem to convey. Additionally it's an avenue of connection for viewers and collectors where responding to, or acquiring a piece allows space for their self expression as well. During my creative process my personal experiences, both internal and external, become embedded in my paintings. This is the gift of exploring abstraction. There are no clear identifiable replicas of the external world in my work. It is pure idea-based exploration & my response to what I create. Does it fit?
I invite you to explore my Portfolio Page to view my abstract paintings.
My approach to art making is like any other practice that requires time & dedication,… I am in the studio every day creating.
I work on several paintings at once,… which allows me to capitalize on my ideas and creative energy, moving from one painting to the next. Paintings unfold rather than being forced. The end result isn't planned, … instead, it finishes once the exploration and expression is complete. I follow my own lead, listen for clues, search for a feeling, a design, a visual anchored in experience.
My paintings are driven by the act of creating, exploring curiosities, chasing an idea, juxtaposing complexity and simplicity, honing intuition and intention, balancing design and intrigue. It is within this process, each unique piece emerges.
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