Size: 20"W x 16"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Painting rapidly became an obsession as I discovered this creative means of expression. It didn’t have to be beautiful, it certainly didn’t have to make sense. It was most often spontaneous, surreal, and subconscious, most commonly known as Abstract Expressionism.
Most of my works include, to some degree or another, light, dark, and water, the good, the bad, and the reflection of both. I can’t help, but process through reflection, however odd this may seem.
This all came together with a mistake, made on a typical night of frenzied manic painting, canvas spread on every possible flat surface, and a large cup of mixing water. In this mistake I saw a perfection I could barely contain or control. Yet my obsession with painting and the development of this new-found technique became even more feverish. I use only my breath while creating the vast majority of my artwork. I want the completed works to look as untouched and as close to the undisturbed water’s reflection as humanly possible.
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.