MELISSA AYR USA
As an artist, I am just a paint brush. I paint who I am. I paint with what’s around me. I paint what I feel. I feel what I paint. Sometimes I paint without touching the canvas at all. I start with raw materials, build my own canvas, develop my own color pallet from primary colors and embellish the artwork with elements around me. I have been known to paint with my body, to throw paint, to throw objects covered in paint, use fans, straws, sand, leaves, flowers and most recently the leaf blower. I create large art pieces using many colors, layers, materials, textures and mixed mediums. When I paint I just float and let the piece take me where I need to go. I am both conscious and unconscious. I stay right in one place and see the beautiful colors coming from within. I capture the moment and reveal the layers beneath. The colors just leap up and I keep it flowing within the natural element; organically. I expose myself to the world through the paint and canvas. I continue until it is done. I capture the feeling and I share the moment, frozen in time, in the artwork.