I invest in the creation of a piece of art to convey what I have inside: my thinking, my emotions, my life, my essence and my soul. It is also a way I can reach my own desires and essential demands out of life.
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 the tools I choose to use to create my artwork.
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 free-flowing expressive form, coming from a part of me that is vulnerable and raw. Every fiber of my being is poured into my art.
The outcome of the painting process is titled based on how I feel about the finished piece. This is a difficult process in itself. Sometimes the titles come fast, other times I have to stare into the artwork for minutes, hours, days, to reach for the perfect title, describing how I feel about the finished work. Each title is unique to me. I want the observer to gaze and draw their own conclusions.
As an abstract artist, I view the world from a different perspective. It has become a way of life for me. Everything I see, hear and feel is a possible inspiration for a new painting. Sometimes the emotions I feel are exhilarating, sometimes demoralizing. It depends on the situations and environments in which I find myself. So many sensations are evoked by the smallest of details. Painting allows me to pour these feelings out onto the canvas. It becomes my quiet time, where I can just enjoy the moment.
The inspiration that I take from experiencing life creates a feeling that continues to inspire me. I don’t think, as an artist, that is something I could ever lose.