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Brenda Zappitell
Florida

Artist Statement Submitted 2015

My paintings emerge from the emotion I feel in the moment my brush touches a blank surface. I am a very physical and spontaneous painter. Moving back and forth with decisive brush strokes and dynamic gestures, I work rapidly to capture that ephemeral feeling in tangible form.

I begin without expectations and work on a subconscious level that disregards logic. Guided by a primal inner voice, I surrender control to the paint, the brush and a visceral process of creative discovery. I apply many layers to my paintings leaving evidence of early marks as a sense of my progression.

I observe everything in my life in great detail and am heavily influenced by nature and my environment. Growing up in Florida, the tropical colors have continuously shown up in my palette. My mark-making, though serendipitous, reflects these influences as well.

www.zappitellstudio.com

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