Kathleen Thoma (Rancho Santa Margarita, California)
Creating is a form of meditation that keeps me in a state of active reception to whatever is happening around me and going on inside me as I work. I strive for a balance between the opposing natures of rational thought and the pure colors of emotional insight.
I use color to express moods and am influenced by whatever I have seen on my walks or dreamt about the night before. My images actually seem like pieces of dreams. The shapes are thoughts and the colors are feelings that overlap in a dance of layers through my creative play.