i guess i could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me... but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world...sometimes i feel like i'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst... and then i remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and i can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life... you have no idea what i'm talking about, i'm sure. but don't worry... you will someday.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Gerhard Richter. One of my biggest influences as a painter/ student . Everything about his paintings surges out to me. I feel inspired, attached and connected to the paintings, as though they are some sort of person or personality that sticks with me and doesn't want to leave...
As I stare at Richter's beautiful profound pieces of work, I for some reason feel a potent, deep and intimate relation with the existence of the paintings. The somewhat rough, gestural, free and layered application of the paint, along with the colour combination, the warms, the cools, or combining both in such a beautiful and free way however still maintaining some sort of elegance and simplicity that doesn't overpower you in a complicated or confronting way.
I see beauty, life, vigour, emotion, thought, heart, and spontaneity within each piece, instantly drawing me in and for some reason staying extremely close to me. My paintings are infact inspired by Richter and everytime I seem to paint, my body, my heart, my brain and everything about myself just gets caught within the painting. I see my own existence within my own pieces of work and that is a very special thing to me :) x

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