I invest in the creation of a piece of art to convey what I have inside: my thinking, emotions, life, essence and soul. When I begin my creative process I do not have a direct path in mind. From experience, I know the process in which I plan to paint and the mediums I have chosen to use, and thus begins the journey. I lay down my paint with many thoughts and unrestrained emotions running through my mind. These images help guide my brush or the tools I use to lay down my paints.
For me it is important to create what I feel. My abstract art is an extension of myself. Full of passion and emotion; happy, sad, angry, calm, all these play a part in my creative process. The sights running through my mind create the desire to paint in a more expressive form. The outcome of the painting process is titled based on how I feel about the finished piece.
Painting has saved me from myself. The anxious, depressive and manic sides of me are all poured into my art. As an abstract artist, I view the world from a different perspective. Everything I see and hear is a possible inspiration for a painting. Sometimes the emotions I feel are happy, sometimes sad. It depends on the situations and environments in which I find myself. So many sensations are evoked by the smallest of details. The world becomes overwhelming, with everything my brain has to process. Painting allows me to pour these feelings out onto the canvas. It releases the pressure that builds up over the hours and days in-between picking up a paint brush. It becomes my quiet time, where I can relax and just enjoy the moment.
Abstract art has become a way of life for me. It rules the images I see as I go through my daily life, provoking thoughts for my next painting and feeding off my emotions for that day. The inspiration that I take from experiencing life creates a feeling that continues to inspire me. I feel, as an artist, that is something I could never lose.
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