Size: 10"W x 8"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2016
While at the beach the last week of July and first week of August, I was inspired to try something new while painting. I decided to not try. Instead, I opted to listen to a voice in my head and merely follow its instructions. Consequently, I kid you not, I didn't even really look at the painting as I created it. In a sense, this piece comes from somewhere else, if you will...
That being said, every morning while the beach was quiet and the vast majority of people were still asleep, I got a cup of coffee, a selection of paints, and a canvas. Then, I looked out at the water and listened to the "voice" and its selection of colors, brushes, strokes, etc. Sounds crazy; I know! But, it's been an excellent method for me to relinquish such tight control, which often leads to failure in art. This piece is a very abstract version of the beach, full of rich color and movement.
I am a traveler at heart, and I try to spend as much time as possible reaching the far corners of the earth to be inspired by the awesome beauty that's out there. My paintings are a reflection of photos I've taken that capture my glimpse into "the other side." I aim for my artwork to reach and beg contemplation of the thin veil that connects this material world to the ethereal. Whether abstract or landscape, I aim for a sense and feeling of crossing over. I've painted my entire life and earned two master's degrees in psychology. I am self-taught, though I've dedicated as much time to studying art as I did to both degrees!