In my studio this week, I find myself relaxing in new work that looks simply to explore its own path. There is no deadline to meet, no planned submission to a specific exhibit, no gallery awaiting delivery. Within this freedom, I play with design, colour, movement, expression. I am looking for growth, stretching my artistic muscles and challenging myself, as always, to reach further. Is there something new? Is there a better way to uniquely express myself? As artists, this immersion in the creative process is so personal and then we step from the studio into a very public world to share what we have found. Whether the painting ultimately hangs in a fine gallery, becomes part of a specific exhibit or never even leaves the studio, the work itself is what drives me as an artist.
I'd love to receive your comments. If you are an artist, what motivates your work? If you are not an artist yourself, what do you look for in original art?
Anna Horsnell SCA
Canadian painter of contemporary abstract art