Natasha Sweeten

I see the imagination as a fundamental ingredient of human life. Likewise, it plays a significant role in painting, as painting requires a swift, psychological shift to turn a thought or idea into physical matter. When I paint I imagine the forms I use to possess distinct personalities, which in turn become my tools for working. With them I create a narrative for each piece, putting into play several methods of paint application and removal in order to set up unanticipated relationships. Although abstract, my work is rooted in the real world, inspired by forms in nature and architecture. Each painting is built --- or evolves --- element by element, and the end result cannot be preconceived. This to me is an exciting challenge.

Natasha Sweeten - Artist Bio