Looking at an abstract painting is an intuitive and emotional experience…much like listening to music. Images are not defined. It demands a sensory response. I work primarily with colour, aggressively making you respond with your senses. Each colour has a wave length that affects us primitively in it’s own unique way.
To make the jump to abstraction, you must use the right side of the brain. It is not logical. People who respond strongly to my work are able to just relax and stop looking for deep, hidden meanings. They usually experience feelings and associations. These paintings are not just decoration. They are speaking to your right brain directly.
Abstract thinking is thought to have first appeared between 50,000 and 100,000 years ago. Modern painters started experimenting with it at the turn of the 20th century and have been intrigued with it ever since.