Patricia J Finley Abstract Art
Flow. My art is all about flow, both in the literal sense and the psychological sense. I paint with resin. When paint and ink are added to resin, a viscous material, the resulting colored medium flows, moves and changes with time and temperature. My task is to control these factors and create with this challenging medium.
My art is about flow in the psychological sense as well. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi defines flow as a single-minded immersion in one’s activity; energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. When I create, I am in the flow for I immerse myself in the act of creating. The difficulty of working with resin, the inherent limitations and quirks of the medium, do not allow for anything other than an immersed focus.
I create what often appear to be landscapes. Horizons are glimpsed in the distance. Shorelines are seen as if from above. The observer stands on a sandy beach with surf rising into the air.
These are landscapes of the imagination.
If you like my art but don’t see the colors you want or like, please contact me for I love to do commissions!
I am represented by Walker Fine Art, 300 11th Ave, #A, Denver, CO 80204, 303-355-8955, http://www.walkerfineart.com.