I am currently exploring the intense emotions connected with our shared human experiences.
I am identifying specific instances from my life and connecting viscerally to the emotions the elicited memories produce.
Each of these recollected events is a source of energy which I then transfer to the canvas utilizing specific brush techniques.
This initial process begins with a basic idea of what the painting will be about, some basic ideas regarding composition and an improvisational approach which is informed by the present memories and the related emotions.
The result is an intense and highly personal relationship between artist and canvas, canvas and viewer, and ultimately viewer and artist.
The Metastasis of Frank Russell