Molded by a blend of African and Western culture, and using oil on canvas, I strive to build aesthetic tension and engage the viewer with visual narratives of our contemporary life.

 

        With each painting I’m challenged anew to attain not only technical virtuosity, but also interesting conceptual content. Composition is the cornerstone of my work.  I spend time contemplating diagonals, movement, and light before I begin.

 

        As a painting develops, through interplay of figurative accuracy, abstraction, whimsy and chance brushstroke, I invariably get lost in the process in a quest to find that perfect yet elusive sweet spot, the one that brings balance and meaning to the whole.

~Veronika Hart