Our dear friend, Fran Busse is having an art opening tonight, Thursday, February, 2nd from 5:30-8:00 pm.
If you are in the Acton area, stop by First Rugs, and say hello to Fran.
Solo Exhibit “Caught in the Current”
342 Great Road (Rts. 2A & 27)
I am a contemporary painter working in oils and my work is an expressive interpretation of what I observe. Currently, I draw inspiration from nature, particularly the landscape. A branch reaching out over a pond, the swirl of water washing over rocks in the stream, a sprig of grass or a change in the weather may catch my attention. The color and mood of the environment help to launch my creativity.
Once I begin, I become absorbed in the process of painting. I will lay down a stroke with a brush, painting knife or other tool, and let that stroke lead to the next. Sometimes I wipe off what I have done and make new marks. It is an exciting and intense process. Make a mark and decide. Choose a color and decide. Color and mark making are key in the expression of my creativity. As the painting continues to emerge, I am engaged and continue to respond to it. It is an interactive process.
I continue to challenge myself by pushing further into abstraction using color and expressive paint application. It is a process which often involves going into uncharted territory, the path unclear. This unexpected and dynamic process is what keeps me fascinated and engaged