Artist Portfolio Magazine – 2017 Q4 Art Competition
Vera Gould – Oakland, CA
Creativity is not a special talent. It is a kind of universal energy that never stops flowing; through me, through you, and through the space between us.
When I paint, I have no concept in mind. Instead, I translate an aspect of my present experience into visual data that you can then interpret in your own way.
My first stroke is impulsive, almost arbitrary. My second stroke places itself in relation to the first. My third stroke is limited by the positions of the first two. In this manner, the piece progresses until a natural equilibrium is reached.
The more I surrender to the process, the more the channel opens for pure creative energy to dance through.