I make my paintings with formalistic and emotional vision, considering only what they look like and how they feel. Concept and psychology does not enter the picture. I paint because I get excited about things like texture, color, perspective, light, movement, illusionism, anti-illusionism, flatness, depth, simplicity and complexity, and beauty.
A bit about the process: I just start, and then keep at it until it's done, often letting a canvas dry for weeks between layers. Some paintings have up to six or seven paintings underneath the final result. I paint very quickly and a motif can shift from minute to minute -- figures come and go, the abstract becomes figurative and then goes back to abstraction again. I experiement in all sorts of material, from wood stain to soy sauce, but most of the paintings are a mix of oil and acrylic.
I grew up in Honolulu, Hawai'i, but now live in Stockholm, Sweden. Painting and drawing have always had a hold on me, at Honolulu Waldorf School as a child; at Punahou School and Earlham College as an adolescent; and finally at Gerlesborgsskolan -- a two-year full-time art school in Stockholm -- as an adult. I painted throughout my college years in Indiana, during my two-year stint in El Salvador as a Peace Corps volunteer, as a Union Organizer in Rhode Island, and while teaching English in Sweden. I love my new job as an art teacher to 6 - 9th graders at Internationella Engelska Skolan in Täby.
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Emma Eyre: firstname.lastname@example.org; +46 762080634