Artist Statement:

I am one that is always searching.  Continually learning.  Art is living.  To me art is in everything you do.  The color and aromas in cooking.  The organic textures and smells in gardening-anyone that comes to know me is aware that I enjoy both.  Art is in loving and helping people.  My compositions savor heritage, family life, the human spirit.  My subjects are a testament that love is alive.  There is a rich rhythm in everyday life, the human spirit.  My subjects are a testament that love is alive.  There is a rich rhythm in everyday life.  Whether realism or abstraction, I want my paintings to emanate the rhythm.  I want my compositions to explode with brilliant color and form, but maybe offer petite, tender proportion.  I try to offer themes that speak to a diverse group of people, and my goal is to delight and stir.

Sidney Carter - Las Olas Art Festival

I am both a black artist, and fine artist.  I sense my commitment to this self definition will stretch me to paramount heights in this new decade.  You can look for a continuation of my signature art styles-cubism, music abstracts.  But look at the world today.  The year 2050 will be upon us in the blink of an eye.  Look at civil rights in our own nation, and unrest across the globe.  As I travel and take in new scenes,  you can also expect the ‘unexpected.’  That will mean everything from experimenting with orange, plum and fuchsia.

It can be said that a book is a conversation between the author and the reader.  I would offer that a painting evokes a silent, internal dialogue-even language, between viewer and artist.  As long as my paintings evoke emotions for the mother, wife, father, couple, business executive-even the romantic junkie, and as long as I support and mentor the new creatives, then maybe I can pass into the full potentiality of what it means to be a master.

Sidney Carter
Contemporary Black American Fine Artist
Atlanta Georgia

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