Kate Marion Lapierre, Massachusetts Member Since February 2015 Artist Statement My abstract paintings are created using mixed media of acrylic paints and water-based oil paints with other textural elements such as plaster, paper, or cardboard incorporated into the finished work on canvas and wood. While the paintings can suggest landscapes with the use of horizontal lines of color, the primary focus of my paintings is the basic elements of color and texture. Working as an abstract painter, I am able to create completely from my thoughts and feelings, and it is a very spontaneous and energizing process. There is a freedom in creating in the moment what you want to express, instead of representing something seen in the real world. My paintings are created in a layering process, becoming more detailed as the work is completed.