Chito Padilla is a self-taught artist who recently started painting one year into retirement. A Washington, DC resident for over thirty years, he is now a permanent resident of Marshall, VA.
My style is influenced by the abstract expressionist movement which denotes the non-representational use of paint as a means of personal expression. There is no particular system I follow when I begin a painting. Each painting has its own way of evolving. One may start with a few color areas on the canvas; another with a myriad of lines; and perhaps another with a profusion of color. Once I sense the suggestion, I begin to paint intuitively. When the painting is finished the subject reveals itself. This approach is liberating to me and has allowed me the freedom of expression absent of boundaries.