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In my art, all my life experiences have a direct influence on the work. Every place I have been and everything I have experienced are synthesized within, and then flow onto the canvas in new and different combinations. The paintings emerge by the process of discovery through mark making and selective observation. Within my current body of work, abstraction can be defined as a visual language that uses the elements of art to create an expressive composition. The elements include line, shape, form, space, texture, value and color, the building blocks of creativity. In some cases, one element can dominate, such as line, or all elements can be mixed to form a unified and coherent structure. The paintings can be seen as metaphors of life to stimulate emotional and spiritual responses.

"The process of creating effective abstract artwork is challenging and difficult in order to transcend the ordinary and give life or a sense of presence to the painting."

Mike Coulson


New Dawn

30" x 30"
Acrylic on Canvas 2013


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