Creativity will speak to you if you are willing to listen. Art making will show you paths to take if you are willing to take risks.
Textural surfaces and its relationship to form and functionality has been my focus for the past several years. As I continue this creative path, I am constantly intrigued with new shapes and forms both organic and technology produced. I am willing to brush, sculpt, mark, incise or imprint into my artwork and follow it directions to a completed work of art.
In my paintings, I am wanting to take the viewer into an unknown environment of transparent overlays of shapes created with layers of tonal values and colors. Marks create a staccato of short movements and lines continue the movements for longer durations. Textured shapes can create the balance that holds the viewer in my expressive abstract environments.
In my ceramic artwork I am a bit all over the place. Ceramics in the 21st Century is really in a new renaissance age of exploration and usage of the medium. Ceramics is so versatile that any shape can be created, painted, imprinted, torn, extruded...the list goes on forever. I am currently producing traditional sculptured shapes of great coats of the previous 19th and 20th centuries. I am continuing to create contemporary kimonos (seen on my website RonLoydArt.com). Textured imprinting onto clay has endless possibilities of which I am currently producing clay boxes with textured porcelain objects inside them. I am seeking out symbolic marks to press into slabs of clay wrapped into cylindrical forms.
Every day in the studio is a creative adventure whether it is a left turn, right turn, step back or step forward into tomorrow.