"Instinct and emotion take center stage when I work and help to determine the color, temperature and spatial relationship of each painting. As each opus progresses, artistic intuition takes control and I submit to the journey. The whole approach is quite unprompted, like a jazz musician jamming out notes. At the same time, my formal education is summoned when a cerebral decision needs to be made during the creative process.
I incorporate both traditional and unconventional color placement, along with compositional choices, to intrigue the viewer. New challenges are continuously designed that are resolved by bringing the viewer to an unanticipated conclusion. My inspiration takes me on a voyage that leads me to a contemporary and striking finale."
- Erica Rukin