Earl McBride

My paintings are about transformation, ugliness, beauty, salvation, damnation, shape-shifting. Most importantly, they are about the mechanics of paint and the language of drawing and painting, which is giving form to an idea. Sometimes they are a futile plea to be understood while willfully obscuring the view. They are formal manifestations of feelings, ideas, and my reactions to the world. Each painting is its own thing. I have an experience with the painting that allows it to become what it needs to be, what it was supposed to be all along.