I am often asked what inspires me, especially when it comes to my abstract paintings. The simple answer perhaps is life inspires me. The long answer is more complicated. I come to the canvas and simply begin to apply paint and what was once blank canvas, begins to reveal suggestions of shapes and movement and intent. It is a very personal immersion into the work itself, and each brushstroke, each line leads me farther along the process until the essence of the painting itself is realized. Experience and skill certainly play a part, as does trust. And always the challenge of reaching farther, pushing harder to reach that ideal in my mind. It is that striving for more that enables the work to grow. Don't forget to check the gallery page as I am constantly adding new work - two new works today for example. Look forward to your comments!
Anna Horsnell SCA
Canadian painter of contemporary abstract art