CAROL HEGARTY

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Here ’ s my cat, Pink, an adorable white Persian. She ’ s the sweetest, dearest little cat ever. She is my first Persian and inspired me to adopt the others.
Here I am with Pink, the sweetest cat ever. She is my first Persian and inspired me to adopt the others.

Joy of Painting

Ever since I ’ ve been able to hold a pencil, I have been enthralled with making images. It has been my way of embracing the world and sharing my visions.

As I listen, I am no longer aware of the world, everything dissolves into sequences of form, color, and brush work. I strive for changes of tactile, sensual paint which describes subject yet is enjoyable on its own.

These changes and layering which take place over the surface of the painting I liken to the rhythm, tone, and layering of orchestration of music, which instead occurs over time. As a consequence, music, and especially the viewing of live performances, particularly jazz, is essential to my growth and enrichment as an artist, as I feel that I absorb the spirit of the performances and later apply it to my own work, in paint.

The immediacy of mediums on both paper and canvas may readily reveal my thought process as I build up images. Yet rather than pursuing a foreseen and known end result, each change I make to the canvas takes the work towards an end which is not predetermined. My method, therefore, most closely parallels music improvisation.

Please check out my page of links to sites about family, favorite artists, museums, causes, sources of all kinds and pictures of the rest of my cats.

Enjoy! . . .

Carol

Here ’ s my cat, Davey. He ’ s a wonderful companion, who is the first to greet all visitors at the door. He also likes to talk on the phone.
Here ’ s Davey. He ’ s a wonderful companion, who is the first to greet all visitors at the door. He also likes to talk on the phone.