After 10 years as a Graphic Designer and 12 more focusing on being a mother, I embarked on my first love, fine art. This is where the journey began. I stood in front of a blank canvas and after hesitation “just paint” was almost audible. I found inspiration in photographs taken from the Hubble Telescope. After the initial acrylic was done, but before completely dry, I manipulated the painting with medium and water, transforming the piece moment by moment. A large part of the process became intrinsic when I left the room allowing the painting to complete it’s movement alone. The “walk away moment” is key. After several hours, I would return to find a different painting than when I left the room. It would be dry and beyond changing. There would be some areas I really loved and then some not so much, but acceptance anyway. I learned a lot about myself during this time.
The twists and turns change us, and in the same fashion change the work. They take us places we would not go, both for the better and the worse. But in the end, acceptance of the imperfections along side the beautiful moments makes the whole.
The aim of art is not to represent the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance ~ Aristotle