Jennie Mizrahi, Various Media
Location #4: 6403 Eden Garden Drive
Open both weekends
. . . I need to be open to what is happening in the moment
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I am mostly a landscape painter, working in and around Northern Colorado, but I also create more abstract work, and flow back and forth between these two poles.
I strive for a sense that the work feels "right," consistent with itself and with the emotion, experience, or idea that I am trying to achieve. This lets me be loose when I want to be, leaving brush strokes visible and energetic, preserving a balance between control and chaos or happy accident, but drilling down into detail or vivid color when I need to.
I have learned that I don't need to control everything on the canvas, but I need to be open to what is happening in the moment. The vision I start out with may be the one I stick to, or it might not. I need to let the work breathe, and have a say in where it is going. My artwork has taught me this, but so has 20 years of teaching art at a public high school. I have to be radically open, to my experiences, my students, my artwork, and myself. Goals and judgment can help, but they can also be obstacles. Tranquility and joy are key to finding my way through, and I hope that they are also part of my audience's experience of my work.