Matti Freeman

When I paint it’s like exploring a world that I'm creating in real time. When I begin a piece, I don't know what it will end up being, but I trust that I will find the way to my destination as I create the path towards it -- adding and subtracting various layers of mortar, gel medium, paper, acrylic paint, oil stick, and other ingredients. One thing leads to the next - and a balance gradually emerges. From there, a more specific expression often opens up, and I begin refining the composition. The end result can become either a medium for sharing a message or story, or simply a landscape of color and form. I’m inspired by ancient art, and the textures, colors, and materials I see in both natural and man made environments, as well as the often visual inner processes of the mind and being. It fascinates me how color and texture can evoke the remembrance of a place or an experience, or become the representation of a word, expression, or personal life event. One of the things I enjoy most about painting is the way the process supports me to remind myself that creating something in this life takes time, patience, and the willingness to learn from mistakes and always be open to new and unexpected solutions and methods. Join me in my art adventures!

Dance of Fire and Water
36" x 18" x 1.5", Mixed-media on canvas
Emergence
36" x 24", Mixed-media on canvas
Dance of the Monkey Pods
24" x 24", Mixed-media on canvas
Earth Yourself
20" x 16", Mix media on canvas
The One Vine
20" x 16", Mix media on canvas
Tree of Time
20" x 16", Mix media on canvas
Remnants
24" x 20", Mix media on canvas
Kauai Fertility
12"x12", Mixed-media on canvas
Kauai Earth Fire
12"x12", Mixed-media on canvas
Kauai Petroglyphs
12"x12", Mixed-media on canvas
Kauai Texture Reflection
24x18, Mixed-media on canvas
Red Dirt, White Blossom
24x18, Mixed-media on canvas
Solitude
16" x 16", Mixed-media on panel
Have You Seen My Coconuts?
40 x 30 x 1.5, Mixed-media on canvas
Trinity
24" x 18", Mixed-media on panel
Enduring Passion
24" x 18", Mixed-media on panel