After more than 40 years as an artist working in every genre, my currentwork is abstract acrylic or oil & cold wax on paper.
There are landscape elements in much of my work--especially the horizontal line that reflects a prairie landscape influence. However, my practice is to respond intuitively to mark-making with a more planned color pallet.
Creativity is a mystery and a spiritual practice. It requires an examination of the inner life. There are no sensors in a creative life. Sometimes unpopular things need to be examined in an attempt to learn what is truthful and real.
Art — like life is messy and time consuming. Ideas need time to incubate and change needs to be understood and accepted. As much effort goes into the preparation, cleanup, recording and marketing as the actual painting. Every stage is done with devoted attention. Art making is a more about process than outcome. It's purpose is to initiate introspection and contemplation.