Hello painters and painting lovers,
My paintings will be loaded into a gallery soon. In the meantime, please read my artist statement! Thank you, G.
Since my first paintings in third grade, I’ve gravitated toward bright, bold colors. They feel alive and provocative to me—an invitation to wake up from my societally induced sleepwalking and appreciate the wonder that surrounds me.
I tend to paint females in their wild, uncontrolled state – a condition of being I strive to maintain in my own life.
It is rare for me to paint with a preconceived vision in mind. The few times I have, the painting didn’t feel right and I ended up painting over it. Consistently, my inner vision trumps my outer one.
Over the years, I’ve used oil, watercolor and acrylic, but now prefer the forgiving, quick drying nature of acrylic. The ability to layer a wide variety of colors and marks while I’m in the moment allows me to approach each painting as a stratified exploration of my inner landscape. I believe that no matter what I paint—the outcome represents a part of me—hidden or overt.
Painting makes me feel alive, human and powerful. What more can an artist ask for?