Phillip Michaels

The source of my work is from within. There is a consistency in the work in that it is composed of intertwining and layered strokes but the process is spontaneous. That is where the freshness comes from. The life of the painting lies in what goes into it. It is my entire body and being that paints. The strokes move. They carry energy. The overall quality is full and active yet balanced. I paint with acrylic on paper and on canvas using a brush. The marks are applied with purpose and precision. The decision-making, or action, is based on trust and is a direct route to creation. I’m just sharing what’s inside or what passes through me. The art has allowed me to go deeper in. I paint for hours straight and it is a meditation. I do not get lost in it, but rather I am discovering through the doing. I become more aware, in tune, watchful, interested, and involved. Painting shows me the way because it reveals reality. From this process I grow, and in turn, the art grows as well.

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