Can you describe your studio process?
I work on several paintings at once. It helps to keep things more open.
What do you think about first instincts versus weighed decisions? Do you always act on your first impulse, or do you plan your pieces meticulously?
I trust instinct and impulsivity to start the process. But I spend a lot of time looking at the paintings in between bouts of painting. I start to imagine a way to proceed and then I’m back at it, working intuitively. I guess you could say that my impulsiveness is tempered by long periods of reflection.
What spiritual beliefs, if any do you subscribe to? Crystals? Energy Healing?
Chakras? I’ve dabbled in various modalities, but really it is the act of creating that gives me that plugged in feeling.
Do you feel that there is a spiritual component to experiencing art? Does some of the energy of the artist transfer through to the viewer?
Some transference of energy can certainly transpire between artist, artwork, and its reception. While I wouldn’t necessarily define that as spiritual, it occupies overlapping terrain.