“I am the fruit of my history and the explorer of the present and future.” Ellen
Guest Post by Ellen McMahill – Painter/Artist – Sacramento
Without an audience, a painting or any work of art has little meaning except to its creator. Every painting I make is for an audience, because I am expressing my heart out into the world to inspire everyone who sees it to know that we are all souls on earth experiencing through our bodies and minds – the lives we have chosen to live. To understand that we are all connected by love every moment is why Enlighten Your Day is an excellent site for my paintings to be seen. Enlightenment is what we all seek even if we don’t realize that we are.Ellen McMahill – Bio/Artist Statement
“Each human being has a story. Each visual artist is telling a different story about a private perspective of the world made public through image form, color, and concept. I am the fruit of my history and the explorer of the present and future. With insight and compassion my history becomes the knowledge I use to imagine my art and the contribution I can make to the world through it… Continue -
On a linear, ordinary level my life has been a labyrinth of experiences which seemed to distract me from being a visual artist at all. In fact, those experiences allowed me to understand the world and myself deeply enough to be able to create on canvas my vision of this life on earth.
I am now focused on the interaction between the artist’s inner world and the viewer’s perception of what the artist has created. As an artist what do I want to express and how will the viewer see the juxtaposition of images, colors, lines and symbols I paint on my canvases? What do people actually see and what do they pay attention to? How do the eye and mind experience a painting when everything we see is affected by past experience, when we so often look with eyes and mind that already have preconceived ideas about what we think we are seeing?
I find that my task is to draw the viewer into paying attention by presenting ideas in a way that asks the mind to think beyond our ordinary perceptions. I am expressing my inner world as I engage the audience in re-viewing their own inner world and possibly understanding themselves and others in a new way.”
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