This series of intimate, invented floral paintings was inspired after a day of looking at the paintings of Chaim Soutine, in particular, his lush and dynamic use of red. The color lingered with me and I began the first painting thinking about his red and what followed was a series of fifty floral/bouquet "portraits." In these works I am interested in exploring the visceral qualities of paint and through the process and application of painting each image takes on a personality of sorts and a distinct emotional presence.
These paintings were featured in the exhibition:
Janice La Motta
That Various Field: Recent Paintings
September 18 - October 17, 2015
Brick Walk Fine Art
322 Park Road | West Hartford, CT 06119 | 860.233.1730