Size: 18"W x 36"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2014
Ready to Hang
The Garden was painted for a Museum Lobby Art Show. I wanted something very simple for this show. All the same length.. Slim Vertical Pieces. So we have the "Elemental Series". This painting took on a life of it's own. The lily whites came right through the green and brightened up the darker emerald. Loved painting this. I always appreciate when a painting takes over and almost leads me in the direction it wants to go.. All I need to do is let go and get out of the way.. Visceral would some it up.
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.