Local solo show coming up soon!

 

Friday, November 15th will be the artist reception of my solo show!  It’s titled, “Reflections on the inner child: a playful exhibition.”

Why the inner child theme?

There’s a state of mind that allows access to free-flowing creativity without censure from thought.  Artists thrive on it, but everyone has access to it. It allows for creative problem solving.  To get to that state of mind, I try to get in touch with my inner child.  The paintings in this show reflect that.  I think they’re fun, playful, and happy.  Some are also soft and soothing like a lullaby.  The titles are often fragments of childhood memory.  “Lunch on the playground” is an obvious one, “Frog lobotomy”  is a crack up, but my newest one,  “Double Dutch,”  is where I envision the direction of my future work to go.

Play is a big part of my art practice.  I devote time every day to "playing with paint."  This play informs my work.

I like abstract because I like imperfection.  I like to call myself an imperfectionist.  I like how you can take messy lines or a little bit of chaos and make a pleasing composition.  I feel like that reflects life.  Life is messy.  No one is perfect.  We might have huge flaws, or be in a bad situation, but that doesn't mean that we can't have a beautiful life.  I think my paintings reflect that hope.

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