I believe 'Freedom' is the most 'honest' of my pieces, to date. It came about after days of building delicate layers of acrylic washes. As paintings often do, they reflect what is happening inside the painter and this one was no exception, one dark late night around Christmas. Something touched me off. Could have been something as simple as dropping a brush. All I know is next thing I know, I was on the floor with tubes of paint, inks, palette knives, brushes, bottles, sticks, forks and anything within reach that would make a mark. In a fury of emotion, this painting was born, and just as suddenly, it came to a shockingly quiet end. The studio was still. I was spent, lying there on the floor of my studio, just me and my life spilled out on the canvas.
At that moment in time, it was the perfect painting, a true, honest expression of emotions poured out onto that canvas.