acrylic Cave Creek, AZ
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Bon Stahlin

Art is an expression of the inward self -- to delight and be intrigued by participating in the experience of putting color on surfaces, experiencing the feel of texture and paint then to see the effort come into a cohesive presentation that excites the viewer -- and excites that self.

During my artistic journey, I have experienced oils, watercolors, pastels, colored pencil and acrylics. I have also experimented with wood turning, pottery, jewelry making and photography. I am now concentrating on acrylic painting and have created recent abstracts using oil paint mixed with a cold wax solvent. Both of these media allow me to express my creativity through the vibrant colors and versatility of the medium.

I paint what I see around me in the Mountain West where I've grown up as a Colorado native, the Northern Sonoran Desert where I love to hike and observe the magnificent desert, and the sea where I frequently sail and snorkel and experience colorful fish and sailboats. I experiment abstraction with simplified shapes, intense colors, exaggerated perspectives with a few surprises sprinkled in.