Size: 11"W x 14"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2018
Last summer I began exploring the medium of oil pastel mixed with some contemporary Expressionism. As the process evolved, figurative shapes emerged and a mental conversation began between the painting and myself. As I look at the final work, my eye takes a journey wandering around the colors, lines, shapes and forms. A fun little piece in which to get lost.
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.