Martha Hayden

Hayden“Painting for me is both realistic and abstract. It is on that elusive edge between there and not there. At first glance everything is in place and then it all dissolves. What I want is for realism and abstraction to take turns. I want a painting sometimes very evocative of time and place, sometimes overwhelming in abstract, structural logic. I am also concerned with spaces.

It is analytic in terms of distance and volume, expressive, rhythmical, and fluid in terms of color. It is ordered volume, surprising color with a big interior space that draws the viewer in with logic of its own. I try to create excitement while ordering chaos. It is also about surface, about color and marks, about thick and thin paint, about using the tools of the craft. I try to make my shapes and color say something in them.

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