My focus as an artist in residence at Acadia National Park was to explain to students how all of us create a visual language. Using a slide show with photo images from the park I explained how we look at texture, pattern, repetition, color, etc. to inform our artwork. I had students create an image in the classroom that communicated what they were looking at or thinking about and then we all guessed at what each student was communicating. We had lots of fun!
After years of painting, my interest is to interpret landscape. The subject matter is about physicality and energy of the paint and less about landscape as “scenery”. Produced by the painted marks, dashes, swipes of oil and oil stick, shapes and color all come together to represent the mood, light, and sense of place. From a close vantage point the work is most abstract, but viewed from a distance it “comes together” to represent a field, marsh, or “view”.
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Last updated: January 8, 2020