Yhanna Coffin, Expressionist Painter


What I love about painting is the immediacy, the responsiveness of paint to my touch, the power of a line or shape to carry a sense of authenticity.
As a process artist I paint to discover what is longing to be born through me. The way an image looks realistically is not a concern. I want to know, does the image or shape carry the delicacy of the emotion, or the intensity of the feeling? The feeling is that I am working blind in the attempt to follow the impulses within myself.

Working in a series helps me to take more chances. When one painting is as far as I can take it, I start the next one. There is a feeling of freedom which allows something unplanned and new to happen.