With each painting I strive to capture and convey a sense of an experience. Exploring art as a means of expression, each work reflects how I feel about a situation. By observing, utilizing or disregarding elements of the landscape, I strive to transcend the traditional, pastoral landscape into one that evokes feeling.
Growing up on Cape Cod, and returning here to live, has influenced me greatly its dynamic and ethereal qualities are an ever-present element in my work. I am drawn to the unpredictability of this environment, which can range from the power and chaos of an approaching storm to the calm, stillness that follows. My most recent paintings are not only a reflection of my many favorite places here, they also convey what I experience here as well. Where I am, and where I have been.
I record into a sketchbook thoughts, images and colors which relate to specific situations. It is these sketchbooks, as well as my memories, that are the starting point of each painting. Color, mark and brushstroke, are built up in layers that are then sanded away to obscure or reveal the history beneath. Working intuitively until a final layer of suggested imagery emerges. Biography
I graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Massachusetts and continued my studies at the Massachusetts College of Art graduate program. I've exhibited in New York and Boston and I am currently represented by:Left Bank Gallery
25 Commercial Street
Wellfleet, MAhttp://www.leftbankgallery.comSunne Savage Gallery
135 Cambridge Street
Winchester, MA http://www.sunnesavage.com