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ANGELS SING
47” x 22” Acrylic on canvas
Quammen Health Care Consultants Corporate Art Collection

Part of a series of gestural paintings, Angels Sing emerged as a result of a creative shift in my method of painting.

I have an insatiable appetite for leaps of faith, especially when the Creator nudges me to trust in the unknown and unpredictable spontaneity of creativity. I connect these moments with “empty moment” or Zen “no-mind” best describing the experience as channeling creativity through the body via action. No-think! Do! In essence I become a witness, watching with anticipation as brush movements and color combinations manifest themselves on substrates.

My painting style has always been an intuitive process, guided by gut instinct for color mixing and bold, decisive brush movements. Throughout several months of immersed studio time, my creative process was altered via a persistence of intuitive guidance that transformed my traditional lighter, ethereal canvas backgrounds into dark, mysterious palettes. My passion for black, reds and jewel toned gestural brush strokes transformed into soft, light colored brush movements, as shown in “Angels Sing”.

This series is yet another reminder for me to listen and to trust my intuitive creativity. Though there is a greater part of me that knows intuitive creativity is creating from the Source, at times I still find myself challenging myself...even though my higher self knows whithout a doubt new dimensions of creativity and evolution of self is obtainable by being willing to step into the unknown, a threshold of greater potential for both canvas and self. Some days the risk of throwing it all away (metaphorically) in order to grow and prosper feels monumental and overwhelming...just because I have momentarily forgotten that a simple action of showing up is (most often) all that is needed.

“Angels Sing” was commissioned and titled by Becky and Chip Quammen for their 2007 corporate Christmas card. Seeing an angel within the lilac brush movement in the center of the painting spoke to them as a universal message of inspiration and hope.

2007

ANGELS SINGS
47” x 22” Acrylic on canvas
Quammen Health Care Consultants Corporate Art Collection

Part of a series of gestural paintings, Angels Sing emerged as a result of a creative shift in my method of painting.

I have an insatiable appetite for leaps of faith, especially when the Creator nudges me to trust in the unknown and unpredictable spontaneity of creativity. I connect these moments with “empty moment” or Zen “no-mind” best describing the experience as channeling creativity through the body via action. No-think! Do! In essence I become a witness, watching with anticipation as brush movements and color combinations manifest themselves on substrates.

My painting style has always been an intuitive process, guided by gut instinct for color mixing and bold, decisive brush movements. Throughout several months of immersed studio time, my creative process was altered via a persistence of intuitive guidance that transformed my traditional lighter, ethereal canvas backgrounds into dark, mysterious palettes. My passion for black, reds and jewel toned gestural brush strokes transformed into soft, light colored brush movements, as shown in “Angels Sing”.

This series is yet another reminder for me to listen and to trust my intuitive creativity. Though there is a greater part of me that knows intuitive creativity is creating from the Source, at times I still find myself challenging myself...even though my higher self knows whithout a doubt new dimensions of creativity and evolution of self is obtainable by being willing to step into the unknown, a threshold of greater potential for both canvas and self. Some days the risk of throwing it all away (metaphorically) in order to grow and prosper feels monumental and overwhelming...just because I have momentarily forgotten that a simple action of showing up is (most often) all that is needed.

“Angels Sing” was commissioned and titled by Becky and Chip Quammen for their 2007 corporate Christmas card. Seeing an angel within the lilac brush movement in the center of the painting spoke to them as a universal message of inspiration and hope.

2007