This painting is part of my Artist Way mini-series, "5 Things I'm Not Allowed To Do." I know better not to do it, but I feel like combatting people when they act like idiots. It's always better to paint out my feelings instead of actually resorting to physical or emotional anger.
The dynamics of angry energy is channeled into fighters in a boxing ring, with the strong opponent on the left creaming the other into unrecognizable shapes. The shadows (much darker in person) build the dramatic mood of the situation, with the fighter emerging into the light and dissolving into the dark.
We all need BEAUTY in this world, to remind us of what's most important — our humanity, and the higher expressions of our heart. I feel most passionate about inspiring the elevation of the human condition, through energetic abstract expressions of spirited emotions.
While so much of modern existence seems routinely depressed and stressed, I am moved to construct magical and meaningful fantasies that inspire deeper connections to pure joy. Varying degrees of surreal ambiguity leaves the viewers' imagination to create further inpretations.
A driving theme of my oil paintings is transformational adventures through dark times to personal triumph. Passion and power dance freely in dramatic juxtapositions. A vivid cantata of contrasting...
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