CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM
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The wellspring for my inspiration can be found in the vibrancy and power that you might experience in solitary places… deep in the forest, under the night sky, out on the ocean. Working intuitively with patterns and forms that I see in nature, I distill the motifs down to abstraction, to create paintings that are composed of intricately woven layers of colour and texture. I work mainly on canvas and paper, with acrylic paints and inks.
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I like to explore how the mood of a painting can express ideas and emotions that find their parallels in the natural environment, such as examining the way that order and balance can emerge from chaos and cacophony, or how the presence of calm just beneath a turbulent surface creates a subtle tension that can only be perceived by watching closely.
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My work is intuitive and process driven – the development of each painting unfolds like a journey or a story, creating its own structure, its own plot and evolution, and eventually, arriving at its own natural conclusion.
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My latest body of work is entitled MARE INCOGNITUM. It maps out my ideas about how the visual properties of water can elicit emotions and tell stories of feeling lost and finding your way.
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I’m featured this week on Jen Broemel’s site, The Art of Improv. Check out the interview to read about how improvisation is an important part of my work. And if you love fiber arts as much as I do, check out Jen’s gorgeously textured art quilts and textile collages on her website: http://www.jenbroemel.com
Over the last few years, I’ve realized that I don’t get much done in terms of actually making anything in January. I used to give myself a hard time about it, but I realized now that there’s just no use feeling guilty about it, and besides, a lot of what happens during the year comes […]