Blue Group Reflections
As I change and grow, so does my art. Read about my journey.
Expressionistic – emotional, free, open color choice
Synthesis in art – color and shape are equally important and work together, but neither dominates
When my years of artistic experience, expression, experimentation, and heartfelt emotions found their place in time to come together in a unique way, what emerged from me was a new style, a new voice, a new journey in paint, which I am calling “Expressionistic Synthesis”. Combining realism of subject, stylization of forms, abstracted reflections, impressionist painting techniques with the palette knife, expressionist emotional responses, and spontaneity throughout the creative process, allows so much of what I love to come into each new painting. It is as if a paradigm shift has taken place in my artist’s soul from one of unspoken expectations to personal freedom of expression. How joyful and satisfying it is for me to find myself and my art setting sail from this new harbor, even a desert harbor, where I live.
Sun, sailboats, the desert and mountains are the main subjects of these new works. The sun plays a major role in these paintings because sunshine is so important to me. It impacts my life in powerful ways and I in turn allow it to have a place of importance in my compositions. The sailboat is a metaphor for the journey of life, in all the places and states we find ourselves, where we have been, where we are going and even with whom. I grew up in a harbor town and have lived most of my life near coastland. My visual memory is full and I draw on it regularly. The desert and mountains are a place of testing, beauty and strength, in much the same way as the sea. My home now in the desert also speaks powerfully to me of these things. And the spirit of play resounds through these works, freedom to explore and reflections of how complicated we can be even when it all can look so simple.
People often remark that they have never seen anything like these paintings before. Some of the words I hear from people who see these new works for the first time are “unique”, “happy”, “peaceful”, “musical”, “compelling”, “complete”, “serene”, and that they “love the colors”.
Please join me on a journey into my new works of art. May they bring you some of the joy, pleasure and peace they bring to me.Comment on or Share this Article →
Lately I have had enjoyed painting triptychs. or 'one painting' that consists of three separate panels. It is actually a lot of fun for me to paint three separate panels that will compose one grouping, yet each one must be able to stand alone compositionally. So the challenge is there artistically along with the satisfaction of completing three paintings at once! My latest one shown here is "Quiet Water" with each canvas being 8x8 and is $425. If you would like to add this little gem of a triptych to your collection, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.orgComment on or Share this Article →