Size: 22"W x 28"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2017
My paintings are a way for me to express my imagination and intuition and step back into being the person I truly am and by creating the world in which I want to live.
It is too easy in this culture to see oneself as a reflection of the world in which most of us operate via acquisitions, fame, appearance and attention.
(My career had been a pursuit of fame and status and attention hoping that the acquisition of such would reflect to the world how I mattered.)
My desire is for my artwork to reflect both my inner and outer selves, because I aim for those to be aligned. (Outer reality reflecting inner beliefs)
My paintings are the change I want to be.
Life forced me to reject my status quo. That painful and beautiful process peeled away the trappings and left me facing the artist in the mirror that I always have been.
(Life offered me a series of opportunities to choose or select the status quo and after several pursuits of the quote, my body sent me a wake up call.)
My paintings demonstrate the joy and delight I find in this realization and document my path as I navigate this journey.
In this distillation process I find my way to the home where my higher self has always been waiting.
I am a recovering corporate type who one day had chest pains that fortunately was not a physical heart attack - but a metaphorical one. I was disconnected from my dreams of being able to paint, too busy trying to get "somewhere" and never arriving. So now I begin each painting with an intention and a heart - literally sketched on the canvas, which I then cover with whatever I am painting.