flight of the imagination
MAR 9 TO 312012
gala opening reception Mar 9 5 - 9
all works are available prior to opening
Please enjoy this four part exclusive interview with artist Andrea T Kemp written for Saks Galleries Cherry Creek by noted author Rosemary Carstens. Andrea will discuss, where ideas come from, style and color, process and other thoughts.
ANDREA KEMP ON WHERE IDEAS COME FROM
Q: You seem inspired by a range of subject matter. Where do your ideas for new paintings come from? You once told me that you identified with a vivid description from the famous poet Ruth Stone when she wrote about the source of her inspiration. Could you talk about that?
A: That’s right. Ruth Stone once said that, when she was growing up in rural Virginia, she’d be out working in the fields and would feel and hear a poem coming at her like a thunderous train, barreling down on her, shaking the ground beneath her feet. The only thing she could do was run like hell to the house for a pencil and paper to get it down before it raced past her in search of another poet. That’s how it is for me. An idea for a painting emerges, growing stronger and stronger, sort of grabbing me by the neck—refusing to let go until I’ve placed the last brushstroke!
My journey as a painter takes me to new places; it offers unique ideas and challenges paralleling other events in my life. Painting is a teacher and its possibilities are boundless. It’s a large part of who I am and its meaning is ever changing—and, as it does, what I’m drawn to paint changes too.
image: Ravens 24 x 24 oil on board
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Rosemary Carstens writes for several national arts magazines and publishes an award-winning online magazine, FEAST, about books, art, food, film, and travel. She is the author of two books with a third presently being researched. For more information: http://www.CarstensCommunications.com and http://www.FEASTofBooks.com.