NYU Black Renaissance Noire Volume 18 Issue 1 - Winter 2018 - Page 114

r q I scaffold my inquiry on elements of abstraction and Impressionist concepts. Nicolas DeStaël, Paul Cezanne, Joan Mitchell, and Oliver Jackson have pointed the way, while I remain mindful of cultivating my own sensibility. In this pursuit, I paint with determination and understand what the qualities are of a “thing well made.” I have also found that knowledge and craft can be of great value, if they are applied in a deliberately positive and constructive manner. I invite you to visit my website: www.foadsatterfield.com for examples of how all this understanding comes to fruition. n What moved me while being outside is exactly the same process happening in my studio at that very moment.  As such, the material things I observed and my imagination merge, and by skillfully using my chosen tools of brush and paint, quite powerfully, the invisible becomes visible. Through this path — critical examination, reflection, visualization, initiation, application, gestation, and culmination — my paintings become objects capable of creating their own highly charged aesthetic atmosphere. Hollis Park #2, 2012 Mixed media 30” by 40” Hollis Park #3, 2012 Mixed media 30” by 40”