Whether it is a life or work transformation, it is usually drastic even though it does take small steps to achieve it. In addition, I believe that transformation is an ongoing process, never to really find a means to an end, but to keep the possibilities of discovery open to all beings.
Transformation within my world of creativity takes on a multitude of meanings. From day one as a “professional artist” my work has transformed on a daily basis. From landscapes, street scenes, houses on hills, to Rothko inspired color blocks, my work is always changing. Not only from what the physical eye can see, but flowing into the actual painting process.
I truly have my guides to thank for this, as I have had no professional training as an artist working in many techniques. It just happens…yes, that is my explanation. It just happens….. And yes, I do believe that a lot of the changes in technique as well as style are “happy accidents”. How much fun is that? I make a mistake while working, and it ends up being one of the greatest elements of my artistic journey.
When I look back at what I have created over the past 15 years, it makes me smile. Yes, I do look back at some paintings that I have done and say to myself “what was I thinking?” I need to remind myself that my art represents where I was at any specific time in my career and life. I just can’t imagine as an artist, creating the same style /technique all of the time. I definitely know that I get bored creating the same thing time after time. Even though no two paintings are exactly alike, even working in the same palette can get a bit dull for me.
I thrive on the excitement of discovering a new way to paint, a new inspired look and how that makes me feel. When I am in one of these states of blissful creating, I will often look with excitement at my creations morning, noon and night. I don’t know of many jobs where people have the pleasure of doing that. I am so thrilled for the future of my paintings, career and life, and can only imagine what transformations will take place along my path.