Color and Light
In the past I have worked with a variety
of media: drawing, pen and ink, and sculpture. The absence of color and light in
these media drew me to painting. I have been painting for the past twenty years
and consider it to be my meditation and therapy. I paint mostly with oils, but
also use acrylics and inks as well.
I start the painting process with an
idea of color(s) and sometimes form that comes to me through a dream or vision.
Using my intuitive process, I begin to work with those colors and forms on a
canvas allowing my creative energies to spontaneously emerge. Once that energy
manifests itself onto the canvas, I use my artistic training to develop the
painting further. If one wanted to categorize my work, it could be labeled as
The use of color and light is
transformative and healing. Light and energy vibrations from colors and shapes
can help change moods, alter self limiting perceptions and open psyches to
change and growth. Creating or just experiencing various colors and their
combinations can bring balance and joy.
Catherine Steinberg is a
psychotherapist and artist in Guilford. She is a participating artist in the
Shoreline Arts Trail and her studio is open by appointment.