artist shellie lewis dambax

Artist Statement

My work is a direct reflection of my mood and emotional state. I have an obsession to paint. The Act of creating is also a struggle for me that opens a new conversation and awareness within myself. The process of my paintings begin with writing, sketching randomly and rhythmically, applying various marks and splotches of paint, then I apply and remove paint to reveal images, developing them to my liking. This process may take hours or weeks to complete. I paint, construct and explore new means to create works that I desire to be emotional and authentic. Each encounter and creation of art adds meaning to my life and is essential to my sanity. I seek to explore my humaness through my art in hopes to connect to others. My work is a struggle.