I paint because I’ve always loved to.
It isn’t a frivolous activity. What propels me in this direction? Just the endless interest in why we are here, why the world is so beautiful and so terrible, and in our limited understanding, so finite.
So many things to celebrate, so many things to mourn. I lean toward celebration. The layers of generations overlapping in strata of feelings, endeavor, earth and rock. The unspoken but obvious love and care that must spin out and crystallize somewhere.
Many of my paintings are of a small, intimate size, inviting the viewer to step closer and share the image depicted. Other works are large and multilayered. Using mixed media materials such as gold and siver leaf, acrylic inks, gesso and encaustic. A wide range of subtle effects can be achieved. I work on a variety of surfaces such as Japanese paper, prepared board, terra cotta tile, prepared board and terra cotta tile
You can see my work in the albums section of: www.dropshots.com/aylard & www.brittanart.com