The works in this series are Portraits of Joy.
Limited and tethered to specific moments each is like a page from my studio’s visual diary.
Each a chronicle of my attempt to find a moment of balance in an unbalanced world.
The marks and shapes created by drawing, throwing, pouring paint and water are particular to me. They create a portrait of the limits of my body, materials and state of mind at a unique moment in time never to be repeated.
As water evaporates colors interact under the influence of gravity and forces of nature have their say. Often a synergy occurs between intention and chance.
In these golden moments when everything is working I feel the universe coming into a beautiful, perfect balance.
The resulting painting is a portrait of that Moment of Joy