An explosive confrontation of earth shades, PreCambrian hints of prehistoric rock formations below the earth's surface.
Edged in black, and varnished, on 1.5" gallery canvas
I've been painting most of my life. Honours degree in Fine Arts. Teaching degree. Art teacher at the jr high level for a couple of years. After that, building a successful career in the Canadian media industry occupied most of my time and energy.
I'm back at it now with a passion, re-discovering the high of creation. Which, when you think about it, is about bringing to life that which never existed. Original art is just that: Original. And every artist, whether in visual arts, or music, or literature, seeks to bring out something new. Never seen before...ever. Unique!
That's exciting for me and, I expect, for you.
I am a painter, working in acrylics and focused on abstract, non representational art. Over the past year, I have focused on fluid, or pouring, painting.
With just a colour palette selected, unrestricted by an image plan, and without brushwork, I pour, tilt, spin and cajole, as I am primarily interested in the shapes, lines, intersections and effects that colours can assume as they find their way over the canvas.
We live in a world of so much historical invention and innovation, and yet we are still able to create unique and surprising, previously unknown images. How great is that!
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Varnished with black edging on 1.5" gallery canvas