Sunday, February 8, 2009

On writing and rewriting my artist statement.

I have spent the weekend writing and rewriting. I expect it will continue to change. Here it is as it stands now.

I am an expressionist painter using color and line as my language. I believe there is a strong human response to color and it reflects and affects our moods. A painting begins with a broad wash of color and rhythms. By adding layers of transparent washes, I establish a strong design structure and color harmony. Each layer reveals more forms and shapes. The use of lines and textures add intrigue and interest to the surface. At some point I may begin to sense metaphoric or figurative elements in the painting. However, my intention is to keep the elements universal and invite the viewer to experience it on an emotional level as well as visually. Even when I make a choice to use a subject such as a still life, landscape or figure, the elements of form, line, color and texture are my focus. I love the delicacy, vigor and beauty in them apart from the subject.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on getting the statement written (for now). I love the "green" painting you posted with your process. Keep up the good work and remember to have fun!