“The shape of viney thickets, the color of moss on winter trees, the pattern of tree tops in puddles, the texture of duckweed across the water, the smell of leaf decay and new growth, the chorus of birds different with every season. Painting is practice of reverence. A way to connect to the mysterious. To beauty. To nature. To God. The action of translating with paint onto paper is a form of prayer.
Many small pieces become one great whole, both revealing and deepening the mystery of being alive on this planet of intricate relationships. My painting process is about being present and paying attention. I consider myself a visual poet - seeking rhythms and rhymes of color and shape, light and dark. My fascination with ecology and geometry calibrates my perception."
Robin Whitfield - Grenada, Mississippi 2022