Artist's Statement

Art, is an invitation to see into the mind's eye of the artist.​ 

​While I hope my paintings are aesthetically pleasing, my goal is not to paint a "pretty" painting but to evoke an emotional response or trigger a memory.  


I approach a subject looking for basic shapes, composition choices, edges,  chroma, values, (artists often say: values do the work, color gets the credit). That is so true and why light whether direct, reflected or subdued is critical to me.  I believe you will see that reflected in my work.


Life is so fast paced. I hope my paintings in some small way help you to pause and be transported to a peaceful presence in the moment.​​



Fine Art by Rich Bayes