Experiences are what form a person. The actual experience, your reaction and your thought process – everything you go through, makes each experience completely unique to you. This is also true with art.
How each person views a piece, their thoughts and feelings they have while interacting with it, is an individual experience.
How and why I paint has everything to do with my emotional process….what I’m feeling, what I’m thinking, what I am needing to get out onto the surface. I choose to paint mainly figurative because, simply put, it’s what I connect with. Having a recognizable image in each piece, I hope the viewer will be able to easily connect to it as well, in their own unique way.
When each piece is finished my experience is also done. It then becomes whatever it needs to be for each person who views it, having nothing to do with my own journey anymore. At this point it no longer belongs to me. I’m already working on a new piece, having another new experience.
“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they’re deciding, make even more art.
– Andy Warhol