The invisible movement

Painting is a process. That process either takes place completely inside of you before you paint and the actual 'paint on the canvas' moment is the full stop to that emotion/process; or the internal process happens during the execution of the painting, waxing and waning, like a long love relationship. It can come in and out of focus of your true love and connection to something beyond, or before yourself.

Museu de arte sacra de Parati, RJ.

Museu de arte sacra de Parati, RJ.

Painting is an action

Photography freezes and a good photograph explodes the confines of time so that we can travel through the image with our fantasy and projection. Painting captures and maintains the subject alive. Because there is the visibility of the brush stroke, the texture of the paint and tiny nuances or mistakes the painter made. It is intimate and a portal to the artist's soul. Gerard Richter's paintings of photographs speak more than the photos themselves.

Painting is an action. It is -an action-

Like capturing thunder or pausing lightning. Artists take from reality. What and how they do it, mostly the 'how' they do it depends on which reality is more real to them. I take from internal reality, internal landscapes and energy movement. I am reminded to "keep up with my expansion" everyday in painting. The canvas is a microphone of sorts, an intimate whispering mechanism back to yourself and 'out', into more of yourself.