Lori Mehta

Artist's Statement

There is a state of mind I often enter while painting that I would consider my sweet spot. It is when I am no longer thinking figuratively, and the paint is applied in long strokes, often by maneuvering a brush loaded with paint to form an intricate shape. My preferred brush is flat so that I am able to create a broad stroke and a fine line with a simple twist. I often go back into my paintings, once I have applied the paint, with a palette knife. The unpredictability of using large palette knives in a small area is exciting. Uneven edges, and flat planes of color further simplify my image. I am able to maint

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