One big WHY I paint is that, above all, I have that artistic urge. I’ve always liked to make things, paint things, create things (starting with a long career as a graphic designer and illustrator). I’ve dabbled in many different skills to “fabricate”; I’ve tried sewing, weaving (I used to own a large floor loom), basket making (not underwater), quilting (totally failed attempt), faux painting walls and murals, and decorative painting on furniture. After I retired from my graphic design career, my foray into furniture painting led me to realize again how much I like to express myself with paint and brushes.
When I committed myself to painting “fine art” I found a deeper meaning to expressing and connecting: If my work can just connect with the viewer on more than one level, then I can hope that one little ripple might make a positive difference somewhere else.
ripple effect: noun —a spreading effect or series of consequences caused by a single action or event.
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. ~Mother Teresa