Bud Weaver, Jupiter , Florida Member Since November 2009 Artist Statement from the Artist Bud Weaver ; Hi, I have lived in Florida all my life, and in 1970 received a Graduate Degree from Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida. My paintings are Acrylic on Canvas. The Water, Ocean, Nature, and Southwestern Culture have all been my Teachers. All my paintings are Spiritual in Nature. I like to immerse myself in the subject and then return to the studio to paint the inner experience. A good Native Teacher from the Southwest became a doorway to the Light of experiencing greater principles of the Universe. It is through my Experiences that I began to create Spiritual Principles, and Symbolic meaning in my Paintings. I believe that when you do Art... Spirit speaks through You, and it is that deep connection to Spirit, that I wish to express in each painting. For me: each Painting is a Blessing that I receive from the Divine in a language made out of infinite living shapes, patterns, symbols, and colors, that goes beyond our words as a form of communication.
The following are Principles of Creation for me.
* To bring forth flashes of intuition that penetrate to the very core of our being , illuminating what has always been there, but was lost to sight.
* To see beyond the form of things, perceive their secret essence, recognize it, and portray it so that we can recognize it within ourselves.
* To capture a perceptive life force which seems to grow with the painting each day that it is viewed.
* To portray a reality in the paintings that comes from a certain clarity I achieve long before I begin to Paint.
* To produce Fine Art that reaches beyond our average minds and actually jolts prehistoric or some sort of species - based memories.
* To touch people with the Primordial reality.
* To create Art for all to share, in the expression of the enlightened mind.
* To feel like I am Creating Art that is Inspiring, Meaningful...
* I want to do Art that actually stops the mind and reveals the Oneness of all things in Primordial Harmony.
*To provide an experience for the viewer that makes being where
we are... Spiritual !
If you like my Art,,, please pass the word around to others, Thanks for stopping by the gallery, Bud Weaver