Pursuing the Path From FearTowards Desire
Marc Dominus, Artist
In 2018, having waited until age 65, I transformed my lifetime passion for painting into a fulltime profession. Using knives, spatulas, credit cards, and other found objects I manipulate the paints into layers of color and textures, attempting to reflect the joy and serenity I feel when in the studio.
With each new painting, I anticipate the excitement of an unhurried road trip. No firm destination in mind. Each journey generates a unique energy, presenting choices, challenges and surprises along the way. Immersed in creation, I experiment with the interplay of color and the shallow depth of the canvas, struggle to convey the physical energy, and convey emotions that can’t be expressed through words.
A painting is only complete when my thirst for adventure coalesces into a cohesive reflection on the road traveled. My paintings, therefore, document the energy and feelings generated through the process, a diary-like record of my spiritual self which, I hope resonate in the viewer.
I live and work in the artist enclave of Little Forest Hills in east Dallas. My work can be seen at Kettle Art Gallery in Dallas and online at www.mdominus.com .