Something that draws me again and again to abstract work is how it, more than any other style, tends to be about outward expression of an inner life. Artists using their canvases and paints to work out what is going on inside. The work of Pennsylvania artist Mary Ann Wakeley, which she describes as a form of meditation, seems to be the manifestation of her own inner dialogues.
As I look at Wakeley’s work, watching the movement of color and line, I can almost “see” the conversation taking place with herself in paint. The forms and shapes dialogue on the canvas, some speaking louder than others.
Looking through Wakeley’s body of work on her website, you can almost see the evolution of what she was expressing as a visual diary of sorts.. periods of work where the paint is dark and dense or times of fluid joy.
To see more of Mary Ann Wakeley’s work, please visit her website.
All images are via the artist’s website.