ART EXHIBITION: Through September and October 2023 from 9 am to 5 pm at the Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation, Center for Artful Living. Artist Reception on October 13th from 6 pm to 9 pm. Location: 26633 Detroit Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145. Call (440) 414-0434. A portion of painting sales and raffle proceeds benefit the Foundation.
As an artist, my passion is trying to create pictures expressionistically as the abstract painters of the early-mid 20th century. My point of view and methods are nothing new, but me as a painter.
I try to paint spontaneously. The ideal of spontaneous painting is almost impossible. But, when the possible happens, the result is a good picture. I think we all judge good a picture from a bad one based on this notion.
I paint with gestures evoking time/space in motion, emotion, and undefined archaic inspiration from the invisible signs, symbols, and memories understood at some level by all of us. I typically build up layers and often deconstruct and paint-over until the painting is finished. For me, this process is troublesome at first, then finally contemplative and satisfying.
My education includes a BA in English with a focus on Writing, an MAeED in Online Adult Training, and I have completed successfully both traditional Film Photography, and Art History courses. Additionally, I have finished online Art Studio courses, and more recently, I have achieved favorably both “Management of Successful Art and Cultural Organizations” and “Art Culture Strategy” courses at the Devos Institute at College Park (UMD) and Pennsylvania University respectively.
I have worked as a Newspaper and Magazine Writer, Photographer, Instruction Designer, and Stained and Leaded Glass Artist.
Gestural Mathieu-type painting unstructured, intuitive, and random with a strong sense of urgency.
det bla hullet
The painting relies largely on gestural abstraction containing various and contradictory intentions.
Cheerful Enjoyment of Life
The painting offers a sense of movement with gestural bursts of light blue, white and black.
Observe and Select
White red calligraphic lines explode from center of background with movement as modern graffiti.
White and Blue
This painting is inspired by Barnett Newman’s “Zip” paintings, and in general, action painters.
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