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Abstraction

My early years as a painter were largely an abstract experience. My first solo show came only 9 months after meeting with gallery owners that a friend and artist, Carl White http://carlwhiteart.wordpress.com/, had recommended. It was a harrowing experience. I had made a couple of commissions before my meeting with the gallery back in 2006, before that I had not painted since high school, some 14 years earlier. I was a late bloomer when it came to art, and now there appears to be no turning back. My abstract period was intense, a lot of things came out. I also took a trip New York back in 2007, I went to see all the paintings I could fit in in 3 weeks, in one day I saw 250 plus Salvador Dali’s alone! I wanted to take in first hand all the master works I had read about and studied, when I came back to my hometown I had so much information in me and went to abstract because I felt at the time that it would best convey my experience. These were early years of exploration and seeing what paint could do, what brushes could do, and where my imagination and art verve would take me. Nearly all of these paintings are now in private collections. I am sure that I have more abstracts in me, although I will say that they take a lot out of me, they happen fast and furious and I usually need some decompression time following my work.
Mahalonessabstracto -some are titled and some are what they are, I may in the future write more about each one individually, this is at least a good overview of my earlier works. Mahaloness


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