Boca Raton, FL and part time in Raybrook, NY in the Adirondacks.
“Emotions in Motion”
Framed (can be removed) 25.5 x 49.5 x 2
Acrylic on canvas with resin coating
Artist Statement:The one thing I learned while talking with Karen is that she has been through so much in her life and she is made up of so many layers. Usually when I start my abstract paintings I use a darker color, which serves as the base layer and then it gives the brighter colors a chance to shine through. After talking with Karen I learned that she started from a very dark place in her life and throughout her cancer she has been able to build different layers and come out so bright and so fierce! Karen is deeply spiritual and I wanted to portray that. The lines and the drippings are life lines of the painting as they are life lines of Karen’s journey.
Blue is one of Karen’s favorite colors and according to Bourn Creative, “it represents meanings of depth, trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, stability, faith, heaven and intelligence. The color blue has positive effects on the mind and the body.” I chose various colors of blues and greens for this piece.
While I was creating this painting, I kept feeling the need to paint circles. I feel like circles represent Karen’s continuous cycle of health and well being. She has come full circle in her fight against Ovarian Cancer.