Artist’s Statement

“For me, the issue is not abstraction versus representation; it is creating an impact by resolving the conflicting elements I introduce into painting. I strive to make the work rich but simple, often elemental. Visual information must be accessible and layered in a manner that invites a deeper feeling for intrinsic levels of meaning and sensation. Art can express the ‘para-real’, which confirms our suspicions about the world we intuitively know.”

-Mary Tudor