Sheila Grabarsky
Sheila Grabarsky, painter
     My work is about introspection -- spiritual, psychological, soul-searching. If only to look inside, look at my work. It would be good for the viewer to be still and accept her/his personal freedom of interpretation.
My process is one of 'reduction' -- painting till the canvas is over-full of movement and connections, as I see the world’s confusion, then obliterating that world-chaos. Removing extraneous marks until the work and the discovery become a complete and orderly composition. As I would love the world to be -- composed and organized. I'm excited by the evolution of shapes and the discovery of how movement impacts each of these shapes to become cohesive.
Channeling the "process" rather than focusing on "product" wrenches the visceral truth(s). Finishing touches and fine tuning soften the blow. For me, there is much listening to authentic intuitiveness with abstraction (and, it always requires music).
As in all art, my work reflects my personal domain, reflection and history. Lightness and joy are new to my paintings -- previous works were usually forebodingly dark portraits based on German Expressionism. What remains pure and consistent coloration and intensity.

Sheila Grabarsky, Orange Segment
"Orange Segment"
Height 30" -- Width 36"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas