Acrylic On Canvas
60 x 64 inches
Foad Satterfield earned his MFA from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA in Painting and a BA from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA. From 1980 to the present he works as a Professor of Art at Dominican University of California. Satterfield combines elements of abstraction with Impressionist concepts. Following the styles of Nicolas DeSteal, Paul Cezanne, Joan Mitchell, and Oliver Jackson he remains mindful of cultivating his own sensibility. In this pursuit, he paints with determination and understands what the qualities are of a “thing well made.” He has also found that knowledge and craft can be of great value if they are applied in a deliberately positive and constructive manner.
Throughout the years, I have explored and incorporated ontological issues in my works and have been particularly drawn to the profundity and spiritual qualities of nature. I find that by just being still, quietly absorbing what I see, and looking lovingly into what is real, exquisite patterns and relationships of textures, colors, shapes, and planes jump out at me. It is in those moments that the substrate of nature’s delicate and complex interconnectivity begins to be revealed to me.
My great pleasure is about letting my hand free on canvas and seeing my way through patterns and colors in a spontaneous burst of visual language. I believe that an artist, through the freedom of choice, can gather uplifting visual elements to find a path to joy.