STATEMENT OF ARTISTIC PHILOSOPHY
I believe we are all a product of our inheritance AND early environment
AND education, as well as continued influence and interaction with
other people and the environment. So, with that in mind and
coming from a long scientific background, and having lived in rural
areas most of my life, most of my paintings are strongly
related to scientific, experimental and environmental issues.
These are also things I enjoy painting. I also enjoy
"spreading my wings" and trying something different and/or unexplored.
happier now, to be able to express ideas that I couldn't do
with photography. I still feel that if you want a photograph of
something or someone take a photograph. However, if you want an
artful, imaginative interpretation of a subject, turn to
painted or sculptural art. And because of my visual problems,
drawing on paper is very difficult for me to see unless I make dark
marks which are not easy to remove later. As a result most of my
paintings are either drawn with paint and/or end up as
non-representational, which expresses my interpretation of a
difficult subject that probably no one has ever seen. So your mind
doesn't decide what's correct, as it would with a tree or an animal or
in mixed water media, using both synthetic paper or cotton rag
watercolor paper, with acrylic paint, fluid acrylics and inks in an
improvisational method. I continually ask myself, What If?
What will happen if I mix two different paints together, or
do something else we are all warned about not doing? This often yields
some interesting surprises.
And, each painting is thus unique.
I do get the urge to paint something more representational and
add pastels to the mix of media used for that expression.
I don't have a
chance to paint for a day or so, I feel a need to
express myself in some way. It's almost like an addiction, I
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