I try to understand the nature of nature, via landscapes, portraits, and still life pieces.  Sometimes the subject conjures an overwhelming need to deconstruct and recreate what I see, hear, smell, feel in my paintings.  Seeking a connection with the energetic sense of the place and the relationship of the objects therein most often inspires me.

Regardless of the medium used, I face questions.For instance, how does one portray the intense sensory shimmer of sub-zero cold? The way a person can look both happy and sad at the same time? The ecstasy of the spring garden?  The utter absence of sound during a woodland snowfall? The blinding light of the desert?

Whether it’s through abstraction, impressionism, or realism, I paint to express my experience of being in the our world. Using my senses to understand, much as a poet explores with language, I shift into deeper, primal awareness. Swirling as an desert cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii) 1expressive touchstone in my yogic journey, I embrace the visual world as a yantra. A focus for meditation. A way of being. Here.

 

 

SILVER MAPLE STUDIO ADDRESS: Fredonia NY

Please call or email me to schedule a studio appointment: 716-672-6697

Contact: carolyngrady@gmail.com