Wedding Party

Sisi's Party


Astrid Francis



Artist Statement

I’m a non-representational painter.  I do not have the desire to draw real life objects, unless they are represented in an abstract format.  I prefer to express myself with color, texture and rhythm, in the hope that my composition is “suggesting” an object, which makes up an abstract painting.  I consider painting an exercise, in which one is open to the unexpected, a surprise, if you will, driven by more than one decision as to what to keep and what not to keep.  One could perceive this process as watching a child play, starting with an innocent stroke of a brush, leading to a process of becoming a creational exercise, driven by color and rhythm.  This process may start out with the search for a feeling of direction and may end up with a totally different result than first anticipated.  Here is the experience of surprise.