2019 : Chromatic Explorations

Another Round of Rejection and Doubt

I was making work that felt like it had originality, and was reaching the depth of my being. I felt that others would connect to this work on a subconscious level and its soulful healing power would elevate them.

The paintings were as officially untamed as I was. There was a sense of unison as I interacted with a multitude of medias, no longer limited to acrylic. The surface layers represented simultaneously the seen and the unseen. I was feeling continually renewed as I flowed effortlessly between processes of building and destruction.

The substrate edges and surface were no longer contained and neither was I. I felt creatively invisible. The artwork was breaking through; it sang and shined my purest expression.

With renewed confidence, I began sharing the work through exhibition, emails and social media. To my chagrin, there was very little momentum in response to the work and once again my career flatlined. My artistic highs became very low lows.

Creating once was the modality for healing, but now, especially after too many art fairs, biennials and red dots for seemingly everyone but myself; it felt like the catalyst of the need for healing rather than my go to for transformation.

I too often felt disparity and was losing faith. My optimism waned and I wanted to smoother out the eternal calling to be an artist.

color bars test pattern fine art

Chromatic Spectra 9.18.1

mixed media on birch wood panel 17 x 20.5 in.

Dayglo fluorescent green blue paint

Chromatic Spectra 9.18.1 - detail

mixed media on birch wood panel 17 x 20.5 in. (detail)

Small Homage to  Mid Century Modern art

Chromatic Nascence 3.19.1

mixed media on birch wood panel 10 x 13 in.

Poured Acrylic Paint Boarder Frame

Chromatic Nascence 3.19.1 - corner detail

mixed media on birch wood panel 10 x 13 in. (detail)

A Harmonious range of emotions abstract modern artwork

Chromatic Spectra 3.19.1

mixed media on birch wood panel 24.5 x 19.5 in.

Lyrical Poetic Painting in Blues White Green

Chromatic Spectra 3.19.1 - edge detail

mixed media on birch wood panel 24.5 x 19.5 in (detail)

Hues of Green and Blue contemporary artwork

Chromatic Spectra 3.19.1 - corner detail

mixed media on birch wood panel 24.5 x 19.5 in (detail)

Prism Vertical and Swirly Lines artwork

Chromatic Spectra 3.19.2

mixed media on birch wood panel 22 x 24.5 in.

Vertical Linear Colorful Charkas artwork

Chromatic Spectra 3.19.2 - detail

mixed media on birch wood panel 22 x 24.5 in (detail)

Colorful Collage on wood wall art

Chromatic Spectra 3.19.2 - edge detail

mixed media on birch wood panel 22 x 24.5 in. (detail)

visceral with juxtaposed surface texture artwork

Chromatic Spectra 3.19.3

mixed media on birch wood panel 18 x 24.5 in.

Glossy with Matte artwork

Chromatic Spectra 3.19.3 - detail

mixed media on birch wood panel 18 x 24.5 in. (detail)

Suspended scrapes of paint on surface artwork

Chromatic Spectra 3.19.3 - edge detail

mixed media on birch wood panel 18 x 24.5 in. (detail)

Circle Circling Circles artwork

Chromatic Fractionalization

mixed media on birch wood panel 15 x 20 in.

Chromatic Fractionalization - circle detail

Chromatic Fractionalization - circle detail

mixed media on birch wood panel 15 x 20 in. (detail)

Chromatic Fractionalization - corner detail.jpg

Chromatic Fractionalization - corner detail.jpg

mixed media on birch wood panel 15 x 20 in. (detail)

From Serene to  Radical Wall Art

Chromatic Spectra 9.19.1

mixed media on birch wood panel 15 x 21 in.

thick and dynamic applications of paint

Chromatic Spectra 9.19.1 - side view

mixed media on birch wood panel 15 x 21 in.

Poetic Wall art with blue three dimensional paint blob

Chromatic Neutrals with Blue Element

mixed media on birch wood panel 12.5 x 7 in.

Soft Sculpture of a jar small wall art

Chromatic Neutrals with Blue Element - detail

mixed media on birch wood panel 12.5 x 7 in. (detail)

Relic Like Modern Sculptural wall art

Chromatic Neutrals with Gold

mixed media on birch wood panel 13 x 6 in.

Impasto and semi transparent paint small artwork

Chromatic Neutrals with Gold - corner detail

mixed media on birch wood panel 13 x 6 in. (detail)

Homage to Jackson Pollock painting

Chromatic Sequence 4.19.1

mixed media on birch wood panel 21 x 16 in.

a linear mark, slight ridge, or groove on a surface artwork

Chromatic Sequence 4.19.1 - edge detail

mixed media on birch wood panel 21 x 16 in. (detail)

Multi layered sculptural  mixed media art

Seasons of Feral Fertility

mixed media on birch panel 21 x 25 in.

Mixed media modern abstract with orange stripe

Seasons of Feral Fertility - detail

mixed media on birch panel 21 x 25 in. (detail)

Stripes circles and dots modern painting

Multi-modular 4.19.1

mixed media on birch panel 20 x 24 in.

Composition with a Painting

Multi-modular 4.19.1 - detail

mixed media on birch panel 20 x 24 in. (detail)

Contemporary Multicolor wall art

Multi-modular 4.19.2

mixed media on birch panel 20 x 24 in.

Bold Green Stripe painting

Multi-modular 4.19.2 - detail

mixed media on birch panel 20 x 24 in. (detail)

Non representational unstructured space artwork

Multi-modular 4.19.3

mixed media on birch panel 20 x 24 in.

expressing the force of the creative unconscious in art

Multi-modular 4.19.3 - detail

mixed media on birch panel 20 x 24 in. (detail)

nonobjective action painting

Multi-modular 4.19.4

mixed media on birch panel 20 x 24 in.

built up of layers in gel medium with halo

Multi-modular 4.19.4 - detail

mixed media on birch panel 20 x 24 in. (detail)