Diane Ayott

Self Possession
mixed media on paper
10 x 14 in.

My painting reveals an involvement with the contemporary language of abstraction and is informed by many years of art making. Combinations of markings — dots, dashes, lines, slashes, circles, ovals and loops — folded into layers focus on overall spatial patterns and color shifts.

There is a deeply felt synthesis between the personal and the pictorial within my work. Committed to a visual language composed of a variety of marks and layered paint surfaces, I roll, scrape, brush and squeeze paint into the various layers of my works on paper and paintings. Skins of color and the accrual of information over time combine to create the works of art.

© Diane Ayott