artisan direct ~ Chris McKinney

My best work is completely improvisational. It comes from outside myself, from a place unknown to myself where the art takes on a life of its own and creates itself. I try very hard not to categorize my work, or create any boundaries for it. If I find myself thinking too much about it, that’s when I lose my creative flow. Each piece must be allowed to take on that life of its own and show me where to put that next brush stroke. This approach has become almost meditative, zen-like for me. It is at these times when I reach this place that the gift that is given to all us artists rears its head and gives the world one more thing of beauty.

Artisan Direct, a division of the Artisan Gallery. 82 Callingham Road, Pittsford, NY 14534. Director, Jay Halperyn. Telephone 585-586-3535, Fax 585-586-8555, e-mail: artisan dash direct at the dash artisan dash gallery dot com