I never paint from a photo or in the field. The images I paint come from my imagination or an impression. I almost always paint in acrylics, a personal preference, and almost never on stretched canvas. I prefer to stretch the artwork after I’m done. Sometimes I will paint familiar subjects and sometimes an abstact interpetation of a feeling or simply an abstact exploration of color and form. Often the painting takes a left turn or decides for itself the direction it wants me to go and I love mistakes cause they are a motivational force.I have been an artist all my life and an actor for most of my life. Acting in movies such as “ED WOOD” with Johnny Depp or filming over seas in a place like Bulgaria making “DARKWATERS” and “DARKLIGHT” or costarring in a hit TV series like “COACH” or appearing in commercials has all been exciting and rewarding but creating a work of art and have someone say how much they enjoyed it has always provided me with the most gratification.
I hope you enjoy my work as much as I do making it.
Sincerely, Ross Manarchy