I paint oils in my studio, loose like watercolors, splattering, dripping, and mixing different mediums with oils to explore and experiment with paint techniques and application. My inspiration is around me in shape, form, and the colors of nature, as well as in the random markings of the world. As one color over another on a canvas exists in texture and color relationship to the patterns underneath, patterns beneath color are mysterious and intriguing allusions that each eye views uniquely. Each viewer feels impressions of art from a singular sense of self and sensitivity, as each artist represents a unique and creative view. I see water patterns on sidewalk like oil paint on canvas and my paintings in the cloud forms and colors of the sky. As an artist and a teacher, I find it exciting that art stimulates awareness between people and their environment.
My painting is spontaneous, and while always composing the space, I try not to impose too much thinking in the action of painting. The materials are the tools of my expression, and elements integrate in a structural balance creating a statement of color and form. One color bleeds into another creating a new color and design I hadn't anticipated or thought out, and the edges of color where they mix or separate are crucial. Putting one color next to another to see how it looks and feels, I find myself inspired the more minimal, simpler and basic, my work becomes. My sense of creativity is a natural, inner sense that grows as it changes with creative exposure and experimentation.
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