Posts Tagged ‘chanting’

Desert Sunrise  36 x 48"  2160.00

Desert Sunrise 36 x 48" 2160.00

How shall I describe my work? My acrylic paintings are inspired by the “hot southwest” and “cool pacific coast” locals with various characters or flora from each. I focus on a style inspired by the color theory of pointillism and use either rounded dots in various sizes or large rectangular brush strokes. They tend to “smother” the whole canvas. My paintings are abstract images utilizing bright colors that “play” with the viewers eyes.

My painting studio is anchored with the sounds of musical rhythms that keep my brush moving to the beat so that I don’t get caught up in the making of each mark. Painting becomes an internal chant, repeating the same action over and over. If the music stops, I hum. I focus more on the process of color placement vs. the actual subject itself. I have to “step back” to really see what it is I’m painting; sometimes spending the whole day without really looking at the image until I’m ready to stop. Then my critical eye tells me where to focus the next time I start up.

My art studio is private and at the edge of the Goldfield Mountains in central Arizona. While trekkers roam the area, still “look to the hills for gold”, I’ve found my on little goldmine where creating art is a meditative bliss. Being creative is my gift to me. My hope is that others will experience a sense of spontaneity and freedom from my work.