'Love your work and it will love you back '
My journey as a devoted, self marketing painter began in 1990 as I received my B.F.A from Parsons School of Design in New York City. My major was illustration though I have been passionate about expression through Fine Art.
As an artist I have the privilege of working without much restraint. Mostly I paint with a spontaneous and excited energy. It has never been about control and I can easily allow the piece to move in several directions as I work. It is a process of creating the story by which the work can move within.
When describing my life as an artist, I am resolved to use words such as ; inspiration, love, passion and heart. These terms are vital to the creative process in which I live and work. Believing the Art world, as a whole, can use a lot more love and heart in these times of technological infatuation.
Currently intrigued by the process I have recently discovered in working with textured paper, I am excited to follow this path and experience the journey. The paper offers much to be unearthed as the story lies within the grain and implores disclosure. The rich texture means more abundant possibilities in altering the surface that is already, by its nature, visually enticing. The process is a matter of give and take as I carve away the edges to expose the vision I am pursuing while keeping the texture in tact. Once the vision is in focus, the process continues to offer ample satisfaction and excitement.
I am also thrilled to find a home for the visual and the narrative to meet. This paper offers the ground on which to playfully expose the image while leaving room for the accompanying words. It is the texture that fills the space between and heightens the relationship of the two.
At present, the exploration of texture, narration, and the subtle power of mono chromatic paint is intriguing and intoxicating. The depth of possibility is boundless and I intend on plunging deeply.