Joanne Amantea

Joanne Amantea

Princeton, NJ

About Joanne Amantea

I am interested in an everyday kind of reality. At times I create a representational response to the events and circumstances in my life; at other times, the results are non-representational. I don't follow a blueprint, preferring, rather, to rely on my eyes, my guts, and my will. To build a painting, I make a set of deliberate strokes that could constitute a painting, then I wipe through those marks, blurring and changing them in unpredictable and uncontrollable ways until eventually I take control of the painting, fine tuning it until it says what I need it to say, always allowing those wonderful accidents of paint to show through.