Sharon Chalmers: Artist Statement
Painting is my meditation, my therapy.
It opens my mind and my heart.
And it soothes my soul.
Abstract Expressionism influences my current work…. which is a bit of a surprise to me since I always thought of myself as an organizer and a planner. But today I paint from a very different place. A place of freedom, of spontaneity and possibilities.
Pure abstraction is, for me, an intuitive exploration of colour and form for its own sake, a perpetual adventure and opportunity for self-knowledge.
I draw inspiration from music and from the elements of nature; water, earth, wind and fire. These evoke an emotional response in me and that’s what I’m attempting to reflect in my work…a mood, a feeling, an emotion.
I paint for myself…. and then happily, gratefully, share my work without expectation.
“I dwell in possibility” ~ Emily Dickinson