Mary DeLave, San Francisco Bay Area, CA Member Since February 2008 Artist Statement Imagekind does not share information about the buyers of my prints so please let me know if you order so that I will have a record of my admirers!
I love the times when I am balanced between waking and sleep. Painting is the place where I explore that territory, where I can express and share that inner world that we all experience.
The numerous sketchbooks I have filled over the years are my creative starting point. I start with a sketch, one which is sometimes done almost unconsciously. I then allow new dimensions of imagery and meaning to take form during the creation of the painting. My paintings are both physical and emotional: they not only have layers of paint, but layers of feeling. I build up texture and color, I remove paint and add more, and coax out surprising juxtapositions that inspire new ideas and magical meanings. I build a painting until it achieves a depth and richness that energizes me each time I look at it.
My painting draws on the rich traditions of Expressionism and Surrealism, and has elements of Cubism. These are artistic styles in which the artist uses distortion, exaggeration and fantasy to expresses subjective feelings, dreams and unconscious thoughts. It is our nature to be multidimensional, so I love to depict multiple views and viewpoints in my work. The joyful versatility and new possibilities of acrylic paints and mixed mediums are the perfect materials for these explorations.
My favorite papers for my art to be printed on from Imagekind are in order:
1-Ultra Smooth Fine Art (for a heavy paper)
2-Enhanced matte is the cheapest and though it is not a heavy paper its smooth matte finish prints colors brilliantly.
If you would like to print on Canvas I would only recommend the Piezo Pro Matte Canvas. The glossy is just too glossy in my opinion.
The canvas prints are all stapled on the back. Please be aware that the Gallery wrap will use part of the image to wrap around the edge so you will lose part of the image
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