'Cursed' Haunted Room, Acrylic on canvas
"What is the meaning of doing art for you?"
It's hard to say, only that it is..... meaningful,
painful, liberating,and very personal. I have
a studio (vacant bedroom) in the corner
of my house. At times I find myself actually
avoiding the area, and I wont go in there at
all (I don't know why). When I push myself in
there, its really hard to get me out. I'm not really
sure what draws me in there, all I know is that
there is a peaceful feeling, or one of purpose
that slowly builds within me that is hard to find
something to compare to.
I have only been in a handful of shows and only
actually sold one painting. I don't think I paint
for the glory or notoriety or I'm sure I would
apply for more shows and more galleries, I feel
that I do it, more, for my own satisfaction , to
give me a moment's peace and solitude in order
to explore my mind and the possibilities to see
what comes out on the canvas. I am an avid fly
fisherman and have the same sensation when
I'm out there doing that .
This is a great world, but there is a lot wrong
with it. Art is like being in the eye of the storm,
its peaceful and is calm,but at the edges there
is a lot of violent swirling and debris. Sometimes
you need to find a refuge.
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