Art making is my life's practice.
My years as a sculptor, site designer, and goldsmith bring an unusual influence to my current work as a painter. Those 3-dimensional and public artworks brought joy and recognition through interviews, articles and publication in 11 books. As I transitioned to painting, it was exciting to switch from heavy equipment to the ancient tools of brushes and mark makers.
I am driven by the freedom of the evolving process that abstract painting allows. I can boldly follow my curiosity without hesitation. Each painting is an adventure requiring complete presence in the moment. I work with a painting until it is visually resolved and I have learned something new about myself or the world. I find that painting in abstract creates psychic distance and makes room for veiled impressions to surface.
I invite the viewer to share this feeling of discovery and conjure their own personal associations with the art.
~ Lezlie Jane