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 and figures 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 intent of a musician on a city street?
Whether it’s through abstraction, impressionism, or realism, I draw and paint to express my experience of being in our world. Using my senses to understand, much as a poet explores with language, I shift into deeper, primal awareness. Swirling as an expressive touchstone in my life journey, I embrace the visual world as a yantra. A focus for meditation. A way of being. Here.
Contact: carolyngrady at gmail dot com