Outi Harma-arrival-time

New Year ART REVIEW of Arrival Time by Outi Harma

 

This is how Outi describes her painting process: There are two main ways that I start my paintings. The most common method is improvisational. I start with mixing and playing with colors. Images begin to appear spontaneously as I paint. I love being surprised by what will manifest on the canvas and letting it tell me a story, instead of having a preconceived idea of what the painting will look like. Then there are times while I am in a meditative state, in movement or just sitting in stillness when an image will come to me and keep reappearing over time until I paint it.

TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview.2

Influence: What effect do you hope to have on us?

I really don’t think about how I want to affect people with my art work.
I do it for very selfish reasons. I paint for my own well being, but I hear it has some good side effects on others.

Back: If you could choose a past literary/art/music movement to be a part of, which would you choose?

I am sure it would have been interesting to learn from the tormented expressionist painters, but if I could choose from anything I would have loved to hang around 13th-century Persian poets/mystics Rumi and Hafiz.


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More art by Outi plus interview:

ART TODAY 08.15.17: Journey – artist Outi Harma paints her way closer to the earth and her wild nature

ART TODAY 08.16.17: Between the Worlds by Outi Harma

ART TODAY 08.17.17: Healing by Outi Harma

ART TODAY 08.18.17: “Opening” by Outi Harma

ART TODAY 08.19.17: Meeting of the Visionaries by Outi Harma with entire Acrostic Interview

Highlights 2017: Thank you Outi for Arriving, Opening, Healing, and Journeying, Between the Worlds as ART TODAY’S Artist of the Week

ART TODAY 08.13.17: This week – Meet the bold, earthly, whimsical artist Outi Harma

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