The Artist’s Statement

How do you concisely explain the evolution from witness to artist? I spent 35 years as a photographer, faithfully trying to replicate reality through the medium of a camera. Now I strive to create images that evoke an emotional response primarily using color and movement, painting without a canvas or brush. Inspiring subject matter is everywhere and I often do my best work in my own back yard.

So that’s it. After several hours and many, many iterations, that is what I landed on for an artist’s statement. The general consensus on the internet is that shorter is better. I might have been able to get it down to three sentences, but I don’t feel that four is excessive.


So four it shall be. I now officially have an artist’s statement.