As a child I was given the gift of art from my late mother. Following in her footsteps, I chose the paintbrush as my primary tool. She encouraged me to look deeply into the world around me and put to canvas whatever I saw. I tended to see a world infused with color, light, motion and a bit of mysticism.
The mystery of the ever-changing landscape intrigues and inspires me. I have realized that both consciously and unconsciously, I am always recording color and form. When I look out I see lines and shapes dancing to the rhythm of color.
Be it by the human figure or color fields in the landscape, I am constantly inspired by what I see and feel. When I paint I rely on instinct and an inner voice. At times I find myself working as if in a dream state, neither awake nor asleep, and not quite sure how I have arrived at “The End” when I do.
Kerry Irvine is an abstract expressionist painter who lives and works in the West Village of Manhattan