It's Always About Finding and Giving Love
Flo Schell's paintings draw from personal material: a lifetime of interest in issues facing girls and women and her own life stories, particularly her experience with mothering and being mothered. When faced with her first blank canvas, she felt the empowerment of bringing to life a figure of her own imagination. And in doing so, found herself healing old wounds. She often approaches the canvas with an intention to bring forth an answer, a solution, or even a hint, to a challenge she is facing. She embraces the concept of Visionary Art....looking at the marks, lines and shapes she places on the canvas to find something that wants to appear to her. Ms. Schell often uses music to guide her strokes. Her repertoire includes rap, blues, rock, and jazz. Currently, Ms. Schell is designing a course entitled, "Art-Making for Wishes, Hopes, and Dreams." Her intent is to share her process with students as they seek their own self-healing.
Ms. Schell''s art has been exhibited at the Monmouth Museum, NJ , torche' gallerie, nj, and urban studio unbound, yonkers, ny. Commisioned works reside in Brisbane, Australia and Toronto, Canada.