Artistís statements have always seemed redundant to me. The work generally speaks for itself. But here goesÖ
For me itís about shapes, color and lines interacting and relating to each other. Representational, abstract, non-objective; theyíre all the same. Light against dark, color against color, line intersecting line. Iím as comfortable with super realism as I am with abstract expressionism.
Then, of course, thereís the medium. I love the paint. I love the act of painting. I love how it flows and how it takes on a direction on itís own. Itís like magic. With one stroke something appears before your eyes that wasnít there before. An image. An emotion. With each stroke or drip it changes. Itís an amazing experience. I highly recommend it.
And then thereís image. I am a visual artist. Iím after strong images, images that evoke a feeling. Starkness, warmth, love, violence, emptiness, beauty, strengthÖ. I want the painting or drawing to stand on itís own.
I am a painter. I cannot escape that fact. There have been times Iíve tried but I always return. Itís not what I do. Itís what I am.
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