Artist StatementConfession of an Artist Why I Paint. I love the movement of colorful brushstrokes against a canvas. For me, painting is a freedom to create. I enjoy filling in the white space on a canvas by blending colors. I layer one color plane with another to capture a subtle glimpse of a moment. My style of painting has a rhythm and is a vibration of my essential truth expressed through movement and color. When I Paint. I am... ...thinking of the expectations for each of the many roles I play. In these moments, I paint brushstrokes that flow and are constant, where the colors blend to share my thoughts. This is when I create flowing abstract paintings. ...reacting to the pressures of my existence, as a woman, and the impositions levied upon me. In these moments, I paint bold brushstrokes where the colors converge and radiate emotion with contradiction in texture. I create vividly painted imagery, emotionally charged vibrant abstract paintings. ...capturing femininity. In these moments, I paint brushstrokes where the colors blend for a surreal approach. I will intellectually and emotionally paint lustful images of the female body, nudes, and angels. The Paintings. Are experiences, reactions to a moment, expressions of my mind. The canvas is a space where I feel that I can present my most authentic self. The Reason. Art is very personal. Combining the personal experience of creating art with my passion for painting is how I exist in today's world. The sharing of my art always feels very personal, however I overcome the hesitation by telling myself I am only risking appreciation. I finally made the time to pursue my personal dream of sharing my art with the world- while working a full-time job and raising my children. I like my paintings, I hope you will. Peace & Love
My name is O. Escobar and I love to paint. My mission is to fill in the white space. My vision is to fill the white space with original art. Because I see the possibilities beyond the white space.
What’s my brand
I am an abstract expressionist painter. My signature style of painting is an intricate layered impasto affect with acrylic paint on canvas. Much of my art work can be displayed in any direction thereby creating a new atmosphere, a different perspective, and an overall good mood. The main theme in my work is to use color as the only tool for expression. My paintings are a wide range of abstract and figurative imagery that always convey a feminine and emotional tone. The paintings are experiences, reactions to a moment, and expressions of my mind at that moment.
Why am I an artist?
I always painted in my mind. In one of my early memories, I took a school trip to the Museum of Modern Art, which hosted an exhibition of Jackson Pollack paintings. I remember being enthralled by his works. I wanted to paint like him. Growing up, there were no extra money for paint or canvas. I grew up with the mantra everyone works, you need a solid established career and ‘to make something of myself.’ And I did. Then my abuelita passed away. I took solace by signing up for an art skills class at the Albright Know museum, and there it was Convergence, 1952, by Jackson Pollock. It was my everything. I love that painting.
I gave myself permission to spend money on canvas, paint, and brushes – which was a huge move because I did not know what I was going to paint, I just knew I needed to paint. I was determined. I was not going to be afraid of color and expression. I did not think about whether my paintings were good or if they would sell. I shut down any expectations of perfectionism and just painted. I expressed what was in my mind and my soul. That’s how I fell in love with art and painting.