Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print




Patric Galvin, Evergreen, Colorado
Member Since July 2008
Artist Statement Patric Galvin’s Reflection on Life and Art
July 9, 2009

Our lives become more about Process over time and as we get older we tend to spend a few moments, sipping our Starbuck’s and reflecting rear-ward hoping to gain perspective and comfort. I look back from my 50 year old perch, and rather than gain comfort, am prodded by the amount of things that I still want to achieve, to communicate, to share, to discover, and to explore. It drives me into the studio to express in art, that which is still in my minds eye. So every Sunday my art buddies and I visit the Evergreen, Wildflower Café, to recharge our engines. We move to the studio, crank up the music, strike a pose and create. Paint and canvas go flying about; royal blues, cardinal reds, canary yellows, and after the dust settles, we preview our artistic endeavors. Did we capture our visions onto the canvas or paper, or did we fail in our communication. We set our canvases out on the hot tub cover to dry and herd the cats to the door to make sure they don’t sign our efforts with their paw prints. Happy with the days efforts we discuss Art over the latest shipment of Clos Pegas Merlot (the 2001 is particularly wonderful).

Art has evolved over time, and most rapidly evolved in the last century. It has allowed for a much broader role in man’s creativity, and ultimately, life. We have moved historically from preserving accurate pictures of people’s faces to capturing cultural and religious issues to understanding Mondrian’s color theory. This transition from representational realism to all forms of Modern Art opens the artistic process and allows us to communicate in very different and divergent ways. This artistic evolution has opened the platform of Art to all who wish to participate. From neo-plastic modernism to performance art, the integration of Art in our lives is complete. We put red tinged sunsets with receding cowboys on our walls next to slashes of Peter Max reds and yellows. Our billboards and tv commercials are infused with ways to catch and hold our eyes and imaginations. It imbues our very lives. In this participation we all become one, in the expression and the interpretation. This fusion incorporates our lives and Art, ultimately moving us all back to the Process of life. Its still the circle of life, this time just painted in fire engine red.

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