Elyse Martin

Uncharted Territories I
mixed media, acrylic
48 x 48 in.

My current work explores the possibility of making visual sense through process that, though sometimes complex, turns out to be a kind of managed serendipity. I create mostly large abstract paintings, worked flat with acrylic paints and pouring mediums. The beginning is almost arbitrary but what emerges is usually surprising. Walking around the canvas as I work I discover what works and what needs to be resolved with a minute detail or disparate dash of color. I hope to keep the viewer simultaneously engaged by the complexities of the work and soothed by the empty spaces between.

© Elyse Martin