Madness and Calm

March 1
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April 1, 2018
Heat Rises
Artist Reception: 
Sunday, March 11, 2018
2 - 5pm
Artist Talk : 
Friday, March 2, 2018
5 - 8 pm

When starting a painting, I try to be crazy and paint with whatever feels good at the moment:  old acrylic test paint, rollers, squeegees, stir sticks, wire mesh, oil sticks, and lots of smearing and dripping.  It is pure madness and lots of fun.  After a time, the painting has to calm down, be edited, have a composition and a dominant color.  My paintings are all about the tension between madness and calm, my striving to keep the energy, chaos and color while imposing an order and coherence.