Several months after taking an abstract painting class in upstate New York, here I am, enjoying a rainy afternoon in Durham, North Carolina, and letting a painting happen.
In the summer of 2013, I took an abstract painting class with Jenny Nelson at the Woodstock School of Art in Woodstock, NY. Those who know me may raise their eyebrows. While I had dabbled in a number of disciplines, I am not who you’d think of as an abstract artist. Very organized, set on planning a project before getting started, I was suddenly faced with a new method or working; in fact with a new way of being. I was challenged to suspend planning, anticipating, visualizing ahead of time, organizing, controlling, and perfecting. I was invited to simply paint: with no agenda, no goal, no preconceived result in mind. Read more →