I taught high school art for 31 years, retiring in 1999. When teaching I spent much time working on themes for what I thought other people wanted and to develop art skills. I went through a pottery stage for a number of years but that did not satisfy me.
I did metal sculpture and when I retired I explored knife making.
But that was not it either, as my wife said I was like U2’s song -‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For ‘. I became lost and quit making art.
In 2014 after a hiatus of about 10 years I began painting again. Now however I was painting for me. Over the years as a form of meditation I would create what some call stream of consciousness free flowing or unconsciousness decisions.
That is where my art is taking me, to explore the flow. When I come to a decision point I go with moving forward. Completion comes naturally when the painting tells me to stop.
Click on the link below to view the interview by Keegan Konsor with me.