An abstract impressionist artist is someone who acts almost like a medium themselves. They become the catalyst between the world and the canvas. An abstract expressionist is an artist in the truest sense of the word. It is an artist whose able to put their own individuality aside and allow the paint and the paint brush or in my case, the poured paint, to determine the final result on the canvas.
Artists who are referred to as Abstract Expressionist include Willem De Kooning, Ian Fairweather, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann, Lee Krasner, Arshile Gorky, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Tony Tuckson, Peter Upward and Mark Tobey.