My paintings are created from laying down an idea on the canvas without a trace. First, I don’t waste time sketching or drawing what I want to paint, I just jump right in and paint. I figure why draw out something to paint? Right? I find without tracing or sketching, I set no mental or physical boundaries or preconceived notions that could limit my ability to expound and experiment with an idea about a painting.
This technique gives me the freedom to create a livelier piece with movement rather than a piece with a static, fill in the blank or stay within the lines idea.
My favorite artists are Alice Neel, and Egon Schiele because I love the spontaneity in their work.
For me, the creative process flows when there are no lines and the results are boldly colorful narratives of people and places that I love.