Artist's Statement

I create my paintings on canvas using acrylic paint, handmade papers, photographs, copies, gel medium transparencies and other mixed media. These elements can represent feelings, color, memories, form, thoughts, texture and emotion. I go through a manner of mixing paint and collage in layers, adding various mark making, stripping or sanding away areas and reworking the imagery to evolve the piece into a balanced composition. The process of creating my paintings offers cathartic moments while working with emotional subject matter and expressionism allows for a safe place to seek understanding of life experiences.

Fine art by RaeAnn Blom