Art is a process of discovery, both for me, the painter and you, one of my collaborators. It is this partnership that I most value in my work. My paintings are not about the world as it is, but rather a series of decisions that I make about color and light. It is about the folks that manufacture the exquisite colors of my paint, the people who make the velvet and rough textures of my paper, the weavers of the linen and canvas, that, under my hand, become tangible as art.
My work is about collaboration. You come to these paintings with your own ideas of what you require of the artist. In the best of times this collaboration results in a delightful moment, a thoughtful observation or even a complete dismissal of the work at hand. If you have time and interest, please write to let me know what you think, what you would like to know and how we might work together.
Don Collins firstname.lastname@example.org