I considers myself an abstract realist leaning towards impressionism.
As a former sculptor, I prefer to use the palette knife for my artwork, it suits my internal rhythm and satisfies my need for a kinetic application of the paint. I particularly gravitate towards bold colors and thick layers of paint to lend a three dimensional quality to the painting. I paint in broad statements: I am what is considered a self taught artist, although I use that term loosley. When asked how long it took me to learn how to paint I like to say, "A lifetime" (Artists statement).
"It is less about being correct, and more about engaging your imagination and provoking an emotional response.”
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Please contact Ilka McGrady for any painting inquiries or Gallery representation.