Size: 14"W x 11"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2018
I always listen to a variety of music when I paint. As I go through my process, shapes and colors emerge and begin to evolve into visual rhythms that often reflect the music I am listening to at the time. This piece reflects the 1940's-50's jazz and swing I was listening to. It's a fun work of figurative colors and shapes that beg the question: Let's Dance?
I like to think of my art as visual conversations. Like any good conversation, emotion, thoughts and differing perspectives are presented until some conclusions are reached. We may not always know the outcome, but we participate in a journey of thought and leave with new understandings. My artwork is very similar to a good discussion of thoughts, ideas, and emotions. I begin the visual discussion with simple mark making. Colors, lines, shape, textures and movements all begin to interact until a visual balance is achieved, new ideas evolved, and the final painting has come into it’s own. My finished abstractions communicate their own way to those who take the time to look and engage. All too often, collectors see more than I ever intended to paint, as they join the conversation with my work. They come with expectations, and leave smiling with new understanding, and new revelations.