I was introduced to abstract art through an assignment while attending undergraduate school at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.
We were asked to create ten paintings based on one old masters work of art. This was my first attempt to paint an abstract work of art, I was unsure but excited by the prospect.
Though I did not fully understand how or what actually went into creating an abstract painting, I discovered that instinctively, intuitively and emotionally I was able to connect with painting in an abstract manner. It provided me with a new freedom of expression that representational art did not offer me. In fact, once I was introduced to abstract art I found it very difficult to be excited by painting representational art.
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Descent from the Cross
oil on canvas, 72 x 48 inches
oil on canvas
oil on canvas, 4 x 3 ft. 6 inches
oil on canvas, 66 x 48 inches
oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches
African Mother & Child
oil on canvas, 50 1/8 x 35 inches
Women & Children
oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches
oil on canvas, 47 3/8 x 29 1/2 inches
Raising of the Cross
oil on canvas, 24 x 20 1/4 inches
oil on canvas, 25 x 36 7/8 inches
oil on canvas, 19 7/8 in. x 32 inches
oil on canvas, 70 x 47 1/8 inches
oil on canvas, 36 1/8 x 36 1/8 inches