Looking more and seeing deeper

When I first began painting the urge to rush through and look for a finish in a piece was my nemesis.  After so many years of living in the paints , I still often find myself wishing I would hurry up and  find solutions to problems in  paintings.   Maybe it is age, maybe a little wisdom, maybe just a befuddled brain, but I seem to stop, sit, and think so much more now.  I feel as if I connect with my work on a totally different level now.  I paint not to finish, but to learn and find not just solutions, but multifaceted solutions that serve more than just the aesthetic of the painting.   I am not sure if the problems have become greater or the solutions more complicated, but somehow the immersion into the work is refreshing and almost baptismal ,rather than drowning me.   Everyday in art opens and ends with  new challenges…what a great life!

Here is a piece I just finished up..  LongBoats Depth Perception by Cathy Hegman

acrylic on panel 45 x 45 inches

LongBoats Depth Perception_2016_acrylic_45 x 45_ copyright Cathy Hegman small jpewmg (1 of 1)

LongBoats Depth Perception by Cathy Hegman


Take care,

Cathy Hegman


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About Cathy S. Hegman

Art, much like a road links people together both visually and mentally. One can attain a glimpse inside the artist’s soul by studying the artist’s work, and perhaps find something that links them to the artist and the art. A work of art has the ability to resonate and touch the emotions without regard to age, gender, race, or religion through the application of pigment to canvas or paper. Art can be the voice that cries out without limits, or sometimes whispers the thoughts of the creator. Art speaks silently, yet conjures up feelings and gives satisfaction that is undeniable, and yet intrinsic. It validates our need to learn about ourselves, and gives us freedom to search for our own identities. The road is long and often dusty, but always renewing the spirit with inspiration. It is my hope in this lifetime to give a part of what I have learned through and on my journey with others. The deepest form of us is revealed in our thoughts and my art is the translation of my thoughts to paper and canvas. I paint layers of color and line to create a history of marks that will guide the viewer into my world of thought and engage them in the process. I embed personal symbols throughout my art to give it deeper meaning. I encourage you to think about life in a visual way and to contemplate our connections with each other and the world we share.
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2 Responses to Looking more and seeing deeper

  1. nachtblaue says:

    amazing work! so inspiring!

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