McCain McMurray | Artist, Architect | Washington D.C | Art Jobs
Country: United States
City: Washington D.C
Industry: Arts & Culture
Professional Title: Artist, Architect
Specialties: Stain canvas, Mixed Media, cold wax medium

- About -

I am interested in exploring the relationship in my work between art that is abstract yet evocative, What are the elements that I put in my work that can evoke a feeling, a place? So my work is not about capturing a specific image but about capturing the essence of the natural and constructed world in its most fundamental forms. Sometimes I work from my the memory of a place or object, instilling my feelings and experiences into my paintings. Other works can be inspired simply by color, shape or process. The paintings often pulsate with a combination of primary and mixed color of bold line and shape on canvas, paper or joined boards. Evocations of a place or object can result in ordered or structured compositions of clear color and subtle textures, orthogonal forms stripped of their essence or very loose, flowing colors and shapes. Within the work, elements often emerge with their own identity through the intention and coincidence of the painting process. This process results in freedom to take advantage of serendipity and the surprises it can bring. My love for structure, form and color comes from working as an architect for over 30 years.