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Ilene Rubin

Bucks County Artist and Author

Artist Statement

I’m an artist who feels very strongly about the emotional and instinctive force which drives the creative process. I want to feel that a location or object absolutely has to be explored. That exploration with paint creates a reality of that place or still life and in doing so, makes it real. That sense that I must document it is urgent and required or I will not rest until I’ve said every bit of what I need to convey about it. It’s organic and ever-evolving, but unless my painting can reveal the artist in the art and at the same time be an inner mirror for a viewer, it’s merely a rendering of color and form – but not stirring. I strive to reveal what’s below the paint, what a viewer may remark is an invitation to walk in and look around. Then I know I’ve captured a moment in time or given an object the opportunity to seem physically real. It may not be what is seen outside your window or on your table in perfect clarity, and maybe it’s really only felt or sensed, but if it made a viewer consider its innate beauty just for one minute, then I feel happy to have conveyed something they did not realize of myself until seeing my paintings.

Ilene Rubin