About two and a half years ago, I switched from painting with acrylics to oils. When I made the switch, I also wanted to change how I approached my art. I wanted to learn more about paint, process and technique, improving my foundational understanding of what it means to be an artist, so I could become a better one. My work, in turn, has grown in leaps and bounds. As I continue to mature, my path becomes increasingly clearer to me- I am growing more intentional with my work. When I look at a blank canvas or even a painting in progress, I can see the finished work beneath it. The following quote from Michelangelo has been an inspiration in this process-

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."

I recently came across a quote from Picasso that sums it up simply and beautifully-

"I do not seek. I find."

The elegance of their words demonstrates not only their gift to express, but their contrasting nature as artists.