Size: 12"W x 24"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
Jellyfish was painted in 2010 I think. I recently found this painting hiding in a stack of old canvas. I really like painting the ocean, the water, underwater, and themes of aquatic in nature. So I am very happy to have found this, I don't even think this is listed on my website. I have had so many paintings floating around through the years I have actually lost many. No idea why that is, but yes, glad I found this one!
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.