Painting / Sarah Hylton
I come from a creative family that encouraged me to pursue my artistic talents. I have no formal training though I glean much from those who do. I have used a variety of media throughout the years. These disciplines include multimedia sculpture, lost wax casting and painting. I have always found solace in and received inspiration from the arts. It is through the creative process that I take my psycho-spiritual experiences and transform them into meaningful expression. All of my art comes from a desire to connect with the unconscious. It is metaphorical, symbolic and highly personal. I do not come to a canvas with a preconceived notion of what I am going to paint. I let my attraction to color be my entry point. There is a free form period that I play with until something interesting to me begins to emerge. When this happens, I stay with the images; the shapes and the textures until the painting feels resolved. There are often many hidden paintings or layers to my finished canvas. This process is the essence of my work.