One of the most memorable things about my fine arts education at the University of Michigan was studying art history while actively exploring all forms of art. Both efforts helped me to determine what resonated with me. As students we would study painters in art history and in class, then talking informally over coffee. That’s when I first learned about abstract painters such as Jackson Pollack, Helen Frankenthaler and Willem de Kooning. Their work spoke to me.
I love painting abstracts because each image has never been created before. You may start with a concept or idea but you don’t know exactly where you are going. It’s very intuitive with me, reacting to the colors in the painting is what I love.
“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he/she is.” Jackson Pollack