Artist Statement

 

When viewers see my work, I hope they sense a love of the natural environment, desert, mountains, ocean, the vast sky, even the cosmos. I paint spontaneously, trying to capture fluid motion and energy. On both medium and large formats, I like to use bold acrylic colors to create dynamic patterns which seem to erupt from the canvas with volcanic force. In some of my mixed media work, I place color over prepared layers of different substances or I incorporate pieces of natural rock and stone to achieve heavily textured surfaces.

In addition to showing my work in galleries throughout California, I do commissions and collaborations with interior designers and architects.

For further information please contact the artist at (650) 566-8802 or email fmarkoe@comcast.net.