|Laurie MacFayden, "Rest My Eyes", acrylic on canvas|
MacFayden describes her process this way: For me, art-making is not merely a process of visual expression but a merging with the divine spark/vibrational energy that I consider to be the creative process. The resulting work is hard to categorize: I paint serene, post-impressionist landscapes and I paint boisterous, abstract-espressionist colour bombs. I paint electric skies and lively, dancing gardens; my urban and “inner” landscapes are more visceral. I apply paint with a vengeance, using brushes, knives, electric toothbrush, rolling pin … dabbling, flinging, dripping.