Exhibit: Cynthia L Wilson
Local Artist Cynthia L. Wilson works with paint and collage to create images of nature, abstraction and dreamscapes. She has been painting for many years and has had work in our Juried shows in the past. A Meet and Greet reception was held between the services on August the 11th. Her work was on display August 4 through September 15, 2019.
Although I paint from nature, there is a certain point when the painting becomes something other than a representation of what I see. I use certain themes that are not only visual, but are also metaphors for life as I experience it.
The colors I use are borrowed from the subjects I paint but are translated into impressions and explorations of light. Some days the light is subdued and the shadows soft, while on others, the sunlight dancing on the leaves is crisp, clear and glowing.
The actual process of painting is tied more to viewpoint and inner vision than to technique. I have to develop a sense of oneness with my subject that comes from being still, listening and observing. Once I have an idea and begin to paint, the work takes on a life of it’s own. It reflects my emotions, my observations and my experience as an artist.
Lately there has been a sense of urgency in my work and I want to capture every moment. I feel that we are losing touch with nature and maybe through my paintings, someone might begin to see how important it is to preserve this beautiful place we inhabit on planet earth.