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WHAT IS OUTSIDER ART?
While the first use of the term "outsider" can't be specifically attributed to any one person, during the 1970s, interest in works of art by untrained artists began to grow. Collectors of this work started to call the artists "outsiders" because they were outside the mainstream of the American Art Community.
What is "Self-Taught Art", "Contemporary Folk Art", "Outsider Art", "Art Brut" or "Visionary" art ? Who are its creators ? No matter what you call it, there's no denying the visceral appeal of raw creativity unbound by rules, class, or education. Long-overdue attention is finally being awarded to self-taught artists, so often marginalized by race, economics, and social structure.
The status of Outsider Art has grown in the art world-with its own canon of classic works, artists, dealers, and museum exhibitions. Outsider Art has become a very important genre in American Art. Outsider Artists have gained much deserved recognition over the last three decades.
I found my passion for painting and sculpture at a very young age and it continued throughout my teens expressing myself creatively by producing art that identifies with human emotion, fantasy, inner human conflict, technology and past / present current events. The Raw Outsider Art Museum (R.O.A.M) showcases artwork by me. My art is for sale / rental.
After graduating from St. John’s University in 1992 with a B.A. in Business and Marketing I fell in love with the genre of art known as “Outsider Art”…. art created untraditionally. I use different types of raw materials found around, in and about my surroundings.
I choose my subjects by what delights and captures my imagination. I want my paintings and sculpture to tell a story. My process of creating art is my way of inscribing myself into the past that I wish to explore, as well as attempting to elevate my chosen imagery into a realm of the cherished and respected. It has taken years for me to find a form for my art, which is the cornerstone of our existence here on earth and afterward when we depart from this world.
Painting and sculpture fills me with a sense of well-being and humility and has proven to be a satisfying way for me to translate my visual ideas into physical reality. I paint both what I see and what I feel----focusing on the sensation and context of my experience.
I work deliberately; employing both untraditional and innovative techniques while letting the uncertain nature of painting, free my hand. My paintings are finished when they are able to convey a moment or sensation of where I am, as well as what I am seeing.