Arlene Reiss

My work is primarily abstract and intuitive with no outside frame of reference. I want to leave the door open for others to bring their own visions, experiences, and interpretations to the work. I find it fascinating and mysterious that by making marks on paper a reality is created that never before existed. As I paint, I become engaged in a dialogue with the piece, surprises happen, moods change and colors demand to be used. A relationship is created that can be immensely frustrating and sublimely satisfying, and that has a depth reached by perseverance.

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