February features paintings of Lisa Gunn

 

Making a painting that works and really has something to say is like a beautiful piece of music to me. I am a very lucky human to have been able to pursue what I love. I am hoping that people will connect with my painting and find some attachment that speaks to them whether it be through color, composition or some thread of energy transmitting from one human to another. I believe that it is important to always speak to the viewer emotionally. I do not wish to wow my viewer with the power of realism and technique. I wish to paint what I feel. I am not Pagannini with a paint brush. I have much more humbler motives when painting. I like simplicity of subject matter and a loose manipulation of paint application. Mush of the time I work with a palette knife. I am not formulaic on any level. There are no limits to my sense of experimentation or imagination when speaking through the brush. It may be through scraping or fingers or anything else necessary. I paint what appeals to me emotionally and what lives inside me.