As an older artist, I know that change is inevitable both in art and life. I have given myself and my work the freedom to develop its own voice, sometimes emotional, sometimes whimsical. It all depends on the mood of the day and maybe the weather. I love to paint when it’s cold and rainy.
I paint from my imagination, abstracting figures, faces and forms. My inspiration may be a photo, a person passed on the street, or one of my dogs, anything can start my creative process. I imagine the piece and begin to problem solve before taking it to the canvas. I sketch on the canvas, often allowing the rough sketch to show through to the finished surface. I paint quickly, using unconventional materials to manipulate the acrylic pigments. This technique creates a loose, unconstructed painting inviting the viewer to look beneath the surface for hidden elements and movement.
Cindy Aune - Oxford, Mississippi 2022