This upheaval and its dislocations changed my perspective and made me more observant of people and my surroundings. It enhanced my visual acuity and the creative spirit that I now express through art.
my paintings are inspired by watercolors themselves – they engulf and permeate each other, they go where they please.
my paintings are inspired by watercolors themselves – they engulf and permeate each other, they go where they please.
Ever since childhood, nature has been my sanctuary where I catch my breath and meditate on the spiritual bond I experience when I’m totally immersed in its beauty. It is this deep personal connection and the childlike wonder of our natural world that I wish to share with others to motivate them to cherish and preserve the environment that I hold so dear to my heart. I want to bring attention to our codependent relationship we share with nature, how it can heal the soul and bring a sense of solace in our otherwise chaotic society.
The need to create art wasn’t anything I acknowledged until I was an adult, although I’ve always had a vivid imagination and enjoyed bringing some of myideas to life in drawings as a kid.
As an artist, I am interested in the different ways to manipulate a particular landscape and make it my own.  My intention is to lead the viewer through a painting in a way that, although highly abstracted, he/she could, upon close observation, discern elements that will suggest what I was trying to represent.  Some of the pieces are easily discerned, others where my original composition has elements of different pieces, are not.
As an artist, I am interested in the different ways to manipulate a particular landscape and make it my own.  My intention is to lead the viewer through a painting in a way that, although highly abstracted, he/she could, upon close observation, discern elements that will suggest what I was trying to represent.  Some of the pieces are easily discerned, others where my original composition has elements of different pieces, are not.
Emotions were running high, and I knew I needed a release. Painting was my outlet and after weeks of putting brush to canvas Pandemic Release was born.
For three months this winter, CHAW’s 2020 Darkroom Artist Resident Carol Antezana worked in the darkroom […]