Tachina Rudman-Young

Artist Statement


I work intuitively, focusing on the joyful, passionate and celebratory aspects of color. I’m currently enjoying the challenge of chance splashes meeting intentional mark making and composition.  Using my breath and large motions, I focus on letting go, being present, and infusing the work with spontaneous gesture. I splash, drip, scrape, add and subtract materials and paint from the surface, and otherwise torment the canvas until something that I like appears. My subsequent challenge, to highlight appealing marks and areas of joyful color, while editing out the extraneous and unnecessary, has been keeping me engrossed in painting for the past 6 plus years.

I am grateful for the creative release and joy that painting provides me. Sharing this joy with other people, either through the viewing or teaching process gives me great satisfaction.