The patina of time, weather and wars observed during recent travel in Vietnam prompted Diane Stum Fekete’s body of work for From Source to Surface. Fekete’s inspiration for her paintings comes from colors, images and experiences, as well the materials and tools used in painting. Rather than depicting realistic images, she works intuitively to create visual and physical textures in her abstract paintings. For Fekete, working intuitively means not only creating instinctively from a base of experience and acquired knowledge, but also inviting a connection to what some may call the Divine, the Source, a gift of inspiration from the muses. Intuition is the place where training, intention and something beyond the self meet for this artist. Creativity is a process of noticing what rises to the surface within and then is revealed on the surface of the painting.
Image attached: Diane Stum Fekete, Subtle Influences, acrylic and charcoal, 24” x 24”