AL SCHLIMM FINE ART
Several decades ago, I became an improvising musician. It was from that orientation that I rather recently decided to make abstract art. In addition to hearing what I was feeling, I wanted to see it.
I lean on instinct; music provides the context. When a painting's composition, rhythm, dynamics, tone, color, and texture fall into place... then I'm on to something.
Using acrylics, oils, and graphite on canvas or wood, I add marks and layers in search of an intriguing image. Above all, I’m looking to evoke an emotion, and I'm happiest when I've left enough ambiguity for viewers to bring their own impressions to the exchange.