Once Upon a Time
acrylic on wood panel
24 x 24 in.
Both my paintings and sculptures begin with distortions and irregularities found in nature.
I begin a painting by studying the grain lines on a wood panel. When I am patient and open, these marks begin to tell a story. I find the most
interesting images when I relax and take my time looking and turning the work around.
After I have “found” the initial image, I try to remain open as I paint, resisting the temptation to answer too many questions early in the process. This way I allow the work to speak, creating an essential dialogue keeping me constantly engaged.
The resulting images speak of a beauty found in the distortion of the figure. They celebrate the irregularities in nature that make us unique and
© Angela Beloian