Toni Avery ~ Artist

"Tree Run"

The artist experiences life and records his place in those experiences. This knowledge is both individual and distinctive. My paintings begin where memory and emotion merge and this is where my creativity is born. I find the greatest joy through color, texture, shadow and light. Not perfection, but rather inperfections, limitations and nuances that bring meaning. I've come to appreciate that recognizing an object and knowing it are quite different. Trying to capture the essence of ones connection to a thing, a place or a person allows it to transform into more... something unique to the artist. This is a sample of my work, my experiences, my translation of life.