Hard Edge Painting with Sarasota twist

After long and happy career as a business coach, I discovered, very recently, my passion for painting.

It came suddenly and it was huge surprise, as I’ve never felt any inklings that there is an artist inside of me.

And surprisingly, right from the start I knew my style. Abstracts in strong colors, on the cool side of the spectrum, flat surface, hard lines.

No flowers, no people, no landscapes.
Just abstract.

British critic Lawrence Alloway coined a name for this style: “Hard Edge Painting”. He used it to describe contemporary American geometric abstract painting featuring an “economy of form,” “fullness of color,” “neatness of surface,” and the nonrelational, allover arrangement of forms on the canvas.

This is what I want to paint.
Exactly that.

Come to think, it is not THAT surprising. I grew up in Poland, back when the country was still behind the iron curtain. Everything around was gray and drabby. My parents made me also wear gray and drabby clothes. I was yearning to have something colorful around. One of my cherished things on the bookshelf was an empty can of Pepsi Cola. I loved that look of strong cool colors.

2019 July-August – Dog Days of Summer
Art Uptown Gallery, Sarasota FL

2019 July-August – Natural Selection
Sarasota Art Center, Sarasota FL

2019 June-July – Art Works
ArtCenter Manatee, Bradenton FL

2019 June-July – Totally Natural
Venice Art Center, Venice, FL

2019 May-June – Made Fresh
Sarasota Art Center, Sarasota FL

2019 April
Pelican Cove Art Show, Sarasota