"LIVE IN TECHNICOLOR"
My goal as an artist is personal success. For me this means living and working where my creative juices are stimulated and allowed to flow naturally.
I celebrate the spirit of independent expression with every art work I create! To paint art in a traditional style would be a betrayal to my 'best friend'...the canvas...with whom I communicate all my thoughts and all my emotions.
I have often been referred to as an 'accidental artist'! what ends up as the final version is usually NOT what I had initially intended! Through many years of self-doubt and fear, I now exploit this uncertainty and fear. I did a series of paintings I called my "Sprout! Series," referring to my own personal growth as an artistic person. Teaching painting to children of all ages reminds me of a very important 'truth' in life...there is always something to be learned! Not only do I teach others, but they teach me! Picasso once said, when what art is, "What is not?" I fully agree.
Moving my Gallery of Expressionist art to a 'western' market was a 'beginning' for me, and indicative of the growth of modern art! I write creative descriptions for each art piece, relating the inspiration and story behind the piece. I want my public to enjoy what I have created...I want them to laugh, cry, feel, and 'see'! "Expressionism is a style of art in which the intention is not to reproduce a subject accurately, but instead to portray it in such a way as to express the inner state of the artist."
I hope you enjoy viewing my art as much as I have enjoyed creating it!
Steven DeWitt Perrin