My artistic approach to painting is always changing, but in the last two years it has completely transformed. As independent as I try to be, I have come to learn that artists of all mediums go through cycles depending on the world around them.  One swims through levels of changing intentions, mediums and methods. I started off working with oils and acrylics on canvas to create works in response to how I saw the world.  That, to me, was always the most important concept to bring to my audience’s attention. 

          I have recently come to notice that this all changed after a personal loss that turned my world inside out.  Not only did my intentions switch, my medium and reason for being an artist did as well. My purpose went from merely depicting my visual perspective of nature in a realistic and surrealistic manner, to giving the viewer a visible understanding of the emotional processes one goes through in response to inevitable tragedies.  Since then, paint has been the medium I have worked with the least.  I work with epoxy resin and use it not only as a separator between the paint and other mediums, but a way of pulling the work together as a whole to create transparent layers filled with thoughts, color and emotions throughout each piece.  In doing so, my goal is not to simply show the viewer a new visual perspective; it is to move the audience into a new area of thought. 

If you have any questions, requests or comments please email me.

Chale1@emich.edu

      My artistic approach to painting is always changing, but in the last two years it has completely transformed. As independent as I try to be, I have come to learn that artists of all mediums go through cycles depending on the world around them.  One swims through levels of changing intentions, mediums and methods. I started off working with oils and acrylics on canvas to create works in response to how I saw the world.  That, to me, was always the most important concept to bring to my audience’s attention. 

          I have recently come to notice that this all changed after a personal loss that turned my world inside out.  Not only did my intentions switch, my medium and reason for being an artist did as well. My purpose went from merely depicting my visual perspective of nature in a realistic and surrealistic manner, to giving the viewer a visible understanding of the emotional processes one goes through in response to inevitable tragedies.  Since then, paint has been the medium I have worked with the least.  I work with epoxy resin and use it not only as a separator between the paint and other mediums, but a way of pulling the work together as a whole to create transparent layers filled with thoughts, color and emotions throughout each piece.  In doing so, my goal is not to simply show the viewer a new visual perspective; it is to move the audience into a new area of thought. 

If you have any questions, requests or comments please email me.

Chale1@emich.edu

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