Jane Constable Hostetler
“The most interesting painting is one that expresses more of what one thinks than of what one sees.” Mark Rothko
As a visual artist, a compelling visual experience is a key goal, though the thought it engages is equally valuable. The works of Mark Rothko, Sean Scully, Louise Nevelson, and James Turell, to name a few, have provided underlying influences on both a psychological and visual level. Equally influential is an intense observation of the environment, decomposition and renewal, study of primitive and ancient art, architecture, and a long standing immersion in the world of contemporary design and typography. While working in either oil/cold wax or acrylic/fresco as a medium, these influences are a continual thread in producing an ongoing collection of abstract works. Works that draw the viewer in and allows for personal interaction.