Rocky Hawkins

Bio

“My paintings are about expressing a visual experience that challenges and communicates with a sense of mystery.  Mystery is a human trait and curious characteristic where not everything is easily explainable. I begin each painting with a journey into the unknown, where getting lost becomes the answer to which direction to take.  I find the moment I’m lost is when I really discover the enjoyment of painting and who I am. I start by making gestures with colors and shapes, adding and subtracting abbreviated images and embracing the unpremeditated. At times I use automatism, that is, drawing or painting in the subconscious with no preconceived composition in mind. I use my innate passion for abstraction with fragmented strokes and color resulting in a glimpse of what might be. My early education in art school and with realist painters has given me the creative ability to weave in partial realism when I feel it works with a particular piece. In my most recent work I am exploring my interest with the shape and color of the natural world, the entanglement of antlers resulting in abstract shape and texture and the fasciation with repetition and patterns. As a painter of fine art, I am in a constant state of challenging myself in technique, subject and mediums.  By allowing myself to not be afraid to grow, I can take that necessary risk and journey of self discovery. Most of the time I use either oil or acrylic but some of my work is an assemblage of painting, my own photography, cut outs, journal pages, newspaper, fabric, and other applications. It is a process that I have embraced since my early days in art school. Other times it is simply about the paint and what I can do with it.”

Artwork

Jupiter's Moon
Blue Stag- Totemic Figure
Yellow Arm
Totemic Figure #35, A New Dawn
One of Many
Don't You Believe Me
Deer Goddess
Antler 13
Wise One SOLD
Young Shaman SOLD
Totemic Figure, Pathfinder, The Spirit Guide SOLD
Apache1 SOLD
Antler 12 SOLD