Michael P. Maness

Philosophy

Michael P. Maness

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Contrast and color have always been staples of my life.  I look at the world from a different angle than most people do.  I see a different perspective, instead of a constant changing world, a crowd doing the expected; I draw the individual and focus on the individual spirit to tell a story.

 I used to see the world in black and white, not a contrast of right and wrong, not in popular culture, but in light and shadow.  Now because of changes in my life I see the world through a kaleidoscope.  I see the hues that make-up a color. I choose a subject to paint based on the mood I can create with my acrylic pallet.  I try to pick a story to paint rather than a moment passing through time.