Description The words in this piece read: Passion. Wild love unbroken.Oh yes. So strong! This is a luscious bold painting. With movement and light and drama and grace. A beautiful horse. In a sea of color. With juicy expressive painting. And a few fine details, too. One of my truest paintings in a long time. A wonderful gust of freedom.Passion. Fire, drive, wildness. Love. What are you passionate about? Our passions are pieces of our souls that we allow to remain wild and untamed. Unbroken. What could be more important?This is from the In Motion series.(NOTE: This image is inspired by a Gypsy Horse named Ace's Sir Arthur.)
Melissa Robinson, Central Minnesota Member Since July 2007 Artist Statement I make art for people. Not for galleries. Not to impress other artists. Sometimes just to entertain myself. But mostly I make art for people. Because some connections are deeper than words. Because art is what I have to give. Color feeds me. Heals me. Lines, too. Shapes. Light. Emotion. That is the stuff behind it all. Emotion. Power. Faith.
My work is a way of weaving together the many resources we need to cope with modern life. Virtues and failings balanced with humor and grace. Scrubbing away the gobbledygook to get to the heart of things. The Holy stuff. The pulsing beat of love that sings just below all of our daily concerns. I try to capture that. Even just a glimpse of that. To remind folks - to remind myself - that our lives are not just routines and drivel. Not just responsibilities and duties and things to buy. Our lives are poems unfolding. Beautiful dramas full of unseen forces at play. Our lives are art. God's art. And when my odd little pictures are successful. They give you a moment, a space, to breath in and remember the beauty of life unfolding.
I am eternally grateful for your interest in my work and your support. You make my art (and, so, my life) possible.