Size: 12"W x 36"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
Cherry Creek... mostly visceral. Paintings for me do not always have to be about something specific. Sometimes painting with only the understanding of what I feel, is quite enough to complete a painting with a composition consistent of my style and motivation. One of the most difficult things for me as an artist is knowing the exact moment to stop and walk away. That moment for me took awhile to discover and then took even longer to completely trust. When I see and feel the paintings title, the painting is done. If a title never hits me, I'm not happy with the painting and I typically dump it and wash the canvas. Cherry Creek took discipline to walk away and only exists due to experience in trusting how I tick internally. It's difficult to understand yourself well enough to know that at some point you're going to have to outsmart your own instincts, as instincts are not always lending an artistic eye. Cherry Creek was a battle of a painting. Quite fun!
I stumbled into painting some would say late in life, yet I had always searched for a positive way to express myself, however fleeting. Painting rapidly became an obsession as I soon realized that what I had been looking for wasn’t at all what I was expecting. This creative means of expression didn’t have to be beautiful and it certainly didn’t have to make sense. It was most often spontaneous, surreal, and subconscious. This style of painting as I now understand it has been vividly explored and technically termed as Abstract Expressionism. However, painting in the moment is whatever I need it to be, regardless of the term. I do not feel the need to follow any artistic rules or format as this would cross grain dramatically with what I am trying to accomplish with my art.