When I decided to become an artist, I also made a conscious decision to explore ordinary things that have a precarious beauty often overlooked by many people. My interest in beauty extends to the paintings I create . I want the surfaces to be lush, layered and inviting to touch.
Choosing beauty has caused me more than one moment of angst in the last seven years and, at times, it has led me to feel apologetic about my work. Today I needed to remind myself that how I see the world has value as subject matter.
Something to think about:
Beauty is everywhere, but one may see the beautiful view and the other sees a dirty window. You have the power within you to choose what you see, what you think and what you paint. (Leanne Cadden)
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them. (David Hume)