To be inspired also means to inhale; therefore I desire to be inspired. And I highly recommend it for everyone else, the breathing part too.
First, I love dancing and music. I’m constantly thinking in terms of motion and feel of the atmosphere. Each piece of music creates a distinct, vivid image and personality. Movements suggest tone, color, emotion, and story of choreography. This weighs heavily on my thoughts, and is being explored through painting at this moment, a choreographed piece of canvas and color.
While receiving my Fine Arts Degree from the University Of Manitoba I constantly resisted and purposely chose professors that did not formally instruct one on the “textbook” way of creating. Proper technique and still life’s were of little inspiration. For me trying to duplicate something that we all can see in the world, had little meaning to me at the time. I tried to challenge myself to use non-traditional mediums, (just because I was signed up into a drawing elective did not limit one to just draw).
Two years after I graduated I picked up a paint brush and from there images poured out on the canvas. I enjoy the challenge of greeting the blank canvas without a sketch; I try to be as unfiltered as I can. I paint what I am challenged to see rather than what conventionally have been programmed to see. This is art I myself do not necessarily like, but it is art I love and need to do. Surrender.
There is a spectrum of my art that varies from set like theatrical vignettes to more veracious compositions that challenge the viewer. One can look at inspiration as the soul’s mission for guidance and understanding. “The human challenge is to read the hearts compass and find what it points to.” – Ariel, Interview with an Angel. It is my ambition that viewers see my art and are able to relate their own heart’s desires, visions, dreams, wants and needs.
“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware” – Henry Miller
“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”