MFA ’20 Fine Arts Low-Residency
The act of painting requires focus and imagination, and it always surprises me as to the power it holds to move people emotionally. When painting in a public environment, onlookers are moved to comment and my paintings frequently come with stories as a result.
Aggressive use of color and large brushwork lend a quality of excitement that, many will find it stimulating. Currently I am exploring the possible combination of both 2D and 3D elements in my paintings. Together they create a visual dynamic that is unique and places the viewer in a position that makes them play an active role in the painting. As a result, the viewer is more emotionally connected to the piece.
I’m looking forward to working in my new studio, meeting new neighbors and with my new focus on my work, I feel my future work will be my best work of all.