Marc West

A language of painterly abstraction has evolved in a step-by-step process.  In my journey as a painter, the use of line is one of the essential components to anchor the composition, serving as a roadmap to direct the viewer through changes of space, atmospheres, and environments made with color on a flat surface.  The viewer’s perception and powers of observation of reality can be heightened and broadened through abstract painting as well as through representational painting.  Neither approach to painting impedes the viewers imagination. Rather, both serve to enrich our appreciation of the world.