Bredt Handy

My paintings begin with my observations of the natural world around me. Through the physical act of painting, mixing and applying color, I incorporate my thoughts, memories, and emotional responses to a visual memory. The painting emerges imbued with my emotional and intellectual state at the time of painting. A painting that takes days, weeks, months to complete might reveal my shifting states in layers.

When considering titles, I draw upon my interest in language, poetry, word play, and my own train of thought. Ideally, Iā€™d like the titles of my paintings to support the associations that the images have for me, while evoking a personal response from the viewer.