Time to Fly
Medium:Oil on Canvas
Abstract shapes of yellows, red, blues and black are clumped throughout the campus with hummingbird like shapes hovering around them.
“I paint in response to a calling received unexpectedly more than 16 years ago when I was 52. More and more, the call has involved letting go of outer references in favor of the intuitive leadings of my heart and soul. My painting practice relies upon a continuing attunement to inner states for guidance in selection of theme, color and design.
Each painting begins with gestural marks that resemble calligraphy, usually made with dark or black pigment, followed by layers of randomly selected and spontaneously applied colors. I deliberately create one "happy accident" after another, until the work seems complete. I often work on more than one painting at a time. More recently I've enjoyed creating large format paintings to which I apply pigment with big brushes, sponges, fingers and my favorite tool, the squeegee.” – Ellie Harold