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Art Series

I'm Not Right

In January of 2021, ten months into the pandemic, I decided to explore my feelings through abstract acrylic paintings. I wanted to concentrate on a selected color palette and focus on paint texture and process.

 

The title is a play on words as I began the series painting exclusively with my non-dominant right hand. I was interested in paint flow with less control much like my feelings about living in a pandemic. My love for hiking and the outdoors helped me to cope with the isolation.

 

I drew from these immersions in nature which one can observe as the series forged ahead. My hikes covered three areas of the United States: East Tennessee, Sanibel Island and Southern Wisconsin.

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Hiking, 2021

Acrylic on canvas

16 x 40

Daily hikes in East Tennessee along ridges, framed by lakes, nurtured and grounded my body and soul.

Hope, 2021

Acrylic on canvas

36 x 48

This is a playful painting exploring movement, free expression, texture and randomness.

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Water, 2021

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 30

The source of life.

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Crying Clouds, 2021

Acrylic on canvas

36 x 36

Crying Clouds on a beautiful sunrise morning over Sanibel Island.

Underground Growth & Struggle, 2021

Acrylic on canvas

36 x 48

There is no growth without struggle; there is no tree without effort

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Serenity, 2021

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 48

Serenity is my final painting of this series, I'm Not Right.

I created this painting using multiple thin layers of acrylic paint to create a soft, dimensional effect.

Now that we as a country are getting a handle on the pandemic, I am feeling much at peace.

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