Candy Apple Manatee
Acrylic on canvas , 14" × 11"
I continue to celebrate my love of paint in my series “Linear Tactility”. The paintings all share a consistent linearly divided composition with investigations into the visual and psychological resonance of color relationships and texture. Investigations in the relationship between paint and sculpture, as well as the tension between invitation and resistance, are central in this body of work. The paintings unique, sculpturally-textured paint, created with a brushless paint application, reaches off the canvas towards the viewer. Tension between surface and depth, light and material, color and texture draw the viewer into the paintings’ surface, while the sharp, cactus-like texture pushes back. I enjoy a meditative, sequential process where the spontaneity of the material is allowed to influence the direction of the work. My pallet is inspired by the compositions and colors in the nature around me.