Paintings within Paintings REDREAMING.... THE BEGINNING


One of the most important elements of art is its ability to surprise and connect with the viewer. To see within an image that 'something' to connect to on whatever level .... to explore the idea behind Paintings within Paintings I would have to begin by saying that the starting point was the philosophy of my life.....the old 'half empy half full glass' adage..... and one's perceptions which one faces everyday living.
I always see the 'something that is there' rather than the something that is not... but to that end one also has to also have the CONTRAST..... the very duality gives it some sort of measurement and value.....

In exploring the 'full lived life' i also starting playing with light and dark......and again that duality to me was of interest in its ability to make its 'opposite' VISIBLE'.........

Then i made a jump..... i wanted to do this with my paintings......layering of meanings along with the paint and fabrics and icons..... so i started experimenting not only with metallics.... which i had been playing with for years... but also with glo paint in conjunction with gouache.......to create a hidden layer and a hidden meaning within the canvas.......... for eyes that could see and hearts that could feel...... to redream.....

It has taken me a long time to get this to the point where i am now able to use this with some form of both control and deliberateness.... it has been an enjoyable journey and the story is still being written this has sooooooo many places to go to.....and there is sooooooo much i want to do with it........just watch and see!

To the handful of people who have 'seen'........i have learned so much and from the sharing comes new ideas and new journeys ... thats where artists NEED other artists..... to bounce and reflect back the creative ideas........




.