I paint because I feel completely driven to do it. I love the process of discovering a subject that interests me, and then digging in to see what exactly will happen. Will the process be smooth, or will this painting generate unforeseen problems? What emotions do I have about the subject as I spend hours studying it and working with it? Can I communicate these emotions to the viewer?
My most successful paintings are those that seem to "paint themselves" from the moment I begin them. These rare occasions are particularly joyful times when I feel totally relaxed, focused, and "centered." The final products of these nearly mystical experiences are always paintings that I value greatly. I have found that these are also the paintings that other people seem to like the best.
I am often drawn to subjects that evoke either a sense of peace or a sense of loneliness and isolation. Maine, particularly, offers an abundance of landscapes and buildings that catch my attention.
I work both on location and in my West Paris studio.
Regular participant in various Maine fundraising events; work is regularly on display at Maurice Restaurant, Paris ME and at the office of Jeffrey White, Esq. in Auburn, ME
Kevin F. Daley
15 Main St. West Paris, ME 04289