When I look at other people’s paintings, the thing I look for is the presence of love. Love of subject, materials, facility of handling – some evidence of joy, wonder of the ecstatic interchange between the artist and her subject – the lover and the beloved.
It is this that I am interested in for my own work. Not a painting per sé, but as Robert Henri has written:
…the object of painting is the attainment of a state of being.
The painting becomes a trace, the footprint of the state.
The Art Spirit , R. Henri
Bill Gallen’s Workshop Experience
Here are a few paintings from Bill Gallen’s tour of Europe.
The paintings will be on exhibit at Sage Creek Gallery – Santa Fe, NM beginning October 19, 2012.
The Opening Reception will be October 19th from 5-7pm.