John C. Ransom

Traditionally trained and a surrealist at heart, I paint from concepts, dreams and the constant stream of imagery that flows through my consciousness. I avoid figurative subjects unless they play a requisite role in a concept. I find abstract work a much more direct expression of intimate emotions and sensations, as well as a better conduit to convey them to others. Whether it be triumph or desperation, tranquility or risk, visual context and aroused feelings are left to the interpretation of the viewer.