Being creative gives me the greatest pleasure. The
desire to create through painting began in early
childhood. The excitement of blending different hues
of color became a thrilling experience for me.
Discovering the subtle differences in color as it
enhances an object, a shape or subject matter has
always given me great joy.
Art has been a process of self-discovery, a spiritual
adventure. To see what I have done and wonder
how I did it amazes me. When I create the whole
world fades away, and I am wonderfully lost in a
Looking back on my life filled with many challenges,
there is a wealth of experience that is embedded in
my art as an expression of “who I am.” Perhaps
being sculpted by life through trials and tribulations,
my personal experience has given me a bold and
fearless approach to my art. The “creative
experience” for me is ever new and ever changing,
reflecting the mystery of life.
This art is a mirror reflecting life lessons. It is my
desire, at this stage of my life, that my work will
prove to be an inspiration to future generations.
Perhaps Robert Henri, the famous art teacher and
author of The Art Spirit, said it best, and I agree,
“When the brush touches the surface, the soul
speaks.” It is my deep desire that these creations
speak to your soul.
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Comments by professionals
"I think your art is like your personality - direct, to the point, friendly, all
Tony Johansen www.tonyjohansen.com
I believe that your work is strong, inventive, and vibrant. It seems you
take pleasure in those large images of bright colored objects...which
could be "fruit" or "vegetables." Your works are more than illustrative
as they are painterly and personal...that is a big difference.
Professor Michael David Elvestrom.
Reference your new direction with Collages
You have a great Quality---DRIVE----In my opinion you are very close to
some measure of big success----Seriously Impressed----Why, you may
ask?-------The Beauty has an Eternal quality...Like a Rich tapestry that
enlivens the Soul----Something that can be enjoyed everyday, and have
new meaning for the viewer to be reminded of the Joy of Life---then
that viewer is challenged to take that Mindset into the day and see the
Sparks of that insight and use Imagination to discover that Joy
throughout the day-----That's what I see as the 'Greatness' with these
Post-Modern 21st century Masterpieces!- perhaps the "Secret" to what
Art really is all about.---perhaps the Abstractioin--the Mystery---brings
your work to the next level----One thing for sure----your new style is a
hit++====Primordial Soup-landscapes from the inner mind-out of
body----I'm so Happy for You----Bestis----
Thomas Horn, Metal Artist
Award Winning Artist