Inspired by the clear vivid colors of my homeland, Australia, I approach a blank canvas in a state of excitement with no preconceived idea in mind. I splash, spray, drip, and move acrylic paints and ink over the sometimes textured canvas and images appear from within as the painting takes on a mind of it’s own. Color is uppermost in my mind as brushwork and palette knife shapes are added to create unique contemporary works. Most of these works are images of waterscapes, coral, and fish from our great barrier reef on the east coast of Australia.
Date posted: May 6, 2014 Author: mauri