Lawrence Neal Katzman, Santa Monica, California Member Since June 2008 Artist Statement I've been a creative spirit for much of my life and I approach virtually everything I do with an artist’s eye. The creative process is a catalyst for personal transformation and this is especially been true when I paint. I often marvel at how it all unfolds. Each painting is quite an adventure.
I like to paint on a black canvas. Colors are so vibrant against black. Before I start I let go of any “conscious ideas” I might have as to what might show up. I let my inspiration and intuition guide the flow. I select a palette of colors and then begin. I am mindful to remain centered in the spirit of play -- if I’m not having fun then it’s either time to stop or take a break. :-)
After playing with the paint, I step back and let the painting “speak” to me. I open my inner eye to the figures and patterns that have appeared. I follow the inspiration of what has emerged and develop the themes while remaining unattached.
At a certain point it becomes clear what wants to come forth. My “inner artist” has revealed his vision and now the work of finishing what’s been started begins. Each painting is a journey unto itself and I hope they are an inspiration for yours....
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