My work is series of tunnels leading to a deeper connection to my true spirit, with each new series a new path is forged and I understand myself a little more. After regular meditation sessions before I start painting, my intuition takes centre stage to my artwork, and it’s often like magic takes over the brushes and color palette, and a painting comes to life on its own almost mysteriously. I rarely paint when I am stressed or depressed. Instead I prefer to transfer my joy and elation on to the surface before it dissipates, as it can be fleeting, and I enjoy the final outcome much more, and therefore want to share the art with others. This is most likely why I work in whirlwind sessions that often feel frenzied, and after a few hours I am exhausted but feel full of satisfaction. I call these painting sessions the salad days; the times that are made up of purity, serenity, and abundance.
Over 30 years of making art, I realize I am slowly creating an abstract time line of the journey that is my life through painting and colour combinations. My art is in constant motion, always changing from one day to the next, based on the colour palette I am infatuated with at the moment, or the shapes that want to be born in that hour, much like feelings and thoughts and conversations, which change on a daily basis. The results are often layer upon layer of paint and mixed media shuffled with ever changing ideas. Paintings are rarely “done”, but go on breathing and growing with whomever has it in their possession. Emotions aid in these daily creative decisions, however the largest driving force is always fuelled by my subconscious, which guides what colours will bring the most exuberant joy right now. Perhaps selfishly, with each new painting venture, my main intention is to achieve a level of bliss for myself. There use to be a belief that artists should suffer to produce great artwork, but I truly think I am at my best as an artist when I am at peace with myself and with my surroundings. I want to share that sense of love and beauty with the viewer through my work.
- Angella W. KIng