Statement

                              ROSE MARIE MERCADO  Visual Artist 

© Rose Marie Mercado There She Is! Watercolor on paper, 11×14, 2003

 

 

As a visual artist who mainly works with painting in oil, I am an intuitive painter who trusts unleashing raw, unadorned imagination.

My images form abstracts dominated by intense colors.

In the quest to get away from the concept of what something is, I never know when I am going to be spontaneous.  And I don’t apologize when I am spontaneous.

The narrative of each painting is in the spontaneity of my knowing that Now/Is where/Can be/ Ought to be.

When I paint, it is simply to be me.

Be still, feel the inner peace.

Smile. Delight. Dance. Sing. 

When I paint, it is with the delight of knowing that

Nothing exists but momentarily in its present form and color.

One thing flows into another and cannot be grasped. 

Before the rain stops we hear a bird.