artist statement

I like to celebrate the joy I feel when interacting with nature, but by using only small brushes or acrylic pens and simple dots.  It is an exercise in mindfulness to create the 7-8 layers of tiny marks that will make up a pointillism piece.  This often leaves many visitors asking how long it takes to create a painting after viewing any up close.  (Time painting really depends on the dot size to surface size ratio, but it’s not as bad as one might assume at first glance.)  While I’m like a kid in a candy store with regards to playing with color, dot size, planes, and simple abstractions, these paintings manage to transcend my scientific curiosities and read universally as “happy, bold and confident”.  Maybe it’s the mindfulness…   –R.B.