Rocky Hawkins’s paintings are about expressing a visual experience that challenges and communicates with a sense of mystery in hopes to awaken the senses. Mystery is a part of life where not everything is easily explainable.
Hawkins begins each painting with a journey into the unknown, where getting lost becomes the answer to which direction to take. The artists finds the moment when lost is when he really discovers the enjoyment of painting and who he is. Hawkins starts by making corrections with colors and shapes, adding and subtracting abbreviated images and embracing mistakes. It is during this process that he get glimpses what he is looking for and discoveries are made. The end result of the painting is an abstract expression of that particular idea or image that is felt and reaches beyond reality.