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.” 

Gallery

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Sedona Sentinels 20x16
Sedona Sentinels 20x16
Sedona 12x20
Sedona 12x20

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Breathtaking 16x20
Breathtaking 16x20
Forest Thunder 12x16
Forest Thunder 12x16

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Autumn Shore 18x24
Autumn Shore 18x24

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Koi 24x24
Koi 24x24
Dancing Light 24x20
Dancing Light 24x20

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Silent Night 24x20
Silent Night 24x20

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Please contact Ilka McGrady for any painting inquiries or Gallery representation.

 

e-mail: Ilkad1@aol.com