ARTIST STATEMENT

Jackie-MillerMy art conveys inner experience – evocative streams of memories, feelings, dreams and other subconscious content, that flow as life flows, from the inside out – inviting personal connection with the viewer.

I see gestures of the hand and arm as direct expressions of the inner self, like handwriting. Using musically-inspired gestural drawing or brushstokes without previsualization, I begin by creating layers of abstract form. Drawing or painting freely, rapidly, and playfully in this way yields either a finished work, or an intriguing foundation to build on.

Though appreciative of figurative art and sometimes working in that direction, my affinity if for the abstract, including narrative abstraction.