February 2024: Tena Navarrete - Mixed Media

“My work is a record of my dialogue with the external world. Everything that  I experience influences my paintings. Scenes have been set into my memory which develop into images that take on their own forms. They start from allowing shapes to develop, change and grow. They are constantly changing, I scrape, draw, redraw, adding paint and layers of texture to build on what was there, hiding underneath. They have a life of their own, and I am just the catalyst for its evolution. The final image is a dialogue between me, the images and in the end the viewer.”