Jesse Reno

Words from the Artist

My story is about trial, error, changing directions, persistence of ideas, letting intention guide you rather than chasing outcomes and always remembering your purpose. Being aware of connections between your past and present to realize your real desire and learning to chase it. Learning it is far easier to do the impossible if you love it than it is to do something comprehendable that you just don’t like. Accepting who you really are, what you really want and then becoming it fully. The practice of painting has taught me and brought me all of this. Using abstract painting to find expressed and personally meaningful imagery by letting your feelings guide you to what feels right beyond conceived ideas and outcomes and ultimately decide the meaning of finished. For me painting is – finding treasure – what it is – what it means – if you know what you are looking for you will find it – burying something in the ground and digging it up doesn’t make it treasure – the best treasure is unknown – it is true – it is a lesson – this gold is like the sun – not a simple coin for sale – this is a story you truly don’t know – you write it from feeling rather than knowing – you understand it like joy and despair – not like math – as there is no equivalent. the chaos of volcanoes, the collapse of an avalanche, the weight of an anchor. The idea of boyancy over balance. Some locks do not open with keys. This is a world where candy canes grow at the tops of mountains. Freedom comes from belief and choice, and all things are connected.