“...the thing with magic. You've got to know it's still here, all around us, or it just stays invisible for you.” Charles de Lint
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"... the world between reality and fantasy...” this is an excerpt from the artist's statement on my website. I wrote that my paintings are an attempt to bridge that gap between traditional representation and abstraction. I don't think I've managed to accomplish that just yet, although "Bring Me a Dream" did capture a bit of what I hope to convey. This year, after an abstract phase, during which I really loosened up and worked primarily with a palette knife, I'm going to concentrate on figurative painting. In February, I plan to take a three-day class at the Art School of Sandy Springs, with Angela Nesbitt, whose textured, light-filled paintings of children I adore. Then, in March, I hope to take another class with Kenson Thompson.
So, my goal for 2011 is to continue to try to create a flow of positive energy, which is a kind of magic, and to keep learning. I'm fortunate enough to live near a city like Atlanta, where there is a rich and eclectic art scene full of diverse galleries and art schools, where I can continue my education and grow as an artist. I hope that all of you are as blessed and lucky in the coming year as I feel I am!
Happy New Year,