The recent paintings of Atlanta artist David Kidd continue an evolving series of images inspired by and based upon botanical and nature forms. His paintings, in acrylic on birch panels, comprise alternating layers of thick textured paint and translucent glazes. These layers, steadily added and removed, provide what Kidd calls "a visual road map" to the painting's development and result in rich and complex surfaces. "My paintings are process driven. The physical act of applying paint has a strong influence on the direction that the painting will ultimately take. While I may have a general concept of what I hope to convey, my goal is to not allow that preconceived idea to limit or restrain the creative process. I want the act of painting to be a journey of discovery, a balance between the urge to control the surface of the painting and the desire to allow mystery and unpredictability to enter into the process. By not assigning meaning, I hope to find meaning," states Kidd. Read more.