During times of uncertainty and change we often turn to familiar comforts. These are organic shapes, dots and lines for me. They bring me peace and calm. I am currently going through a crucial transition and ever since it began life has been in a state of flux. In some ways my identity is shifting too. Life in these past few months has been lived in little shifting moments. Neither here nor there. Somewhere in between. I’m sure you could think of such events in your own life which changed you deeply too.
The names of these paintings are words and phrases I told myself when I was coping. They kept me grounded, looking forward and hopeful. Although these paintings were created in my time of uncertainty, I hope they bring you calm, comfort and peace. Immense comfort is what they have brought me as I navigate these in between times.
The color scheme is inspired by a type of candy called salt water taffy. These are typically of soft shades of pink, yellow, green, cream, white, etc. They are chewy and super sweet, sometimes tangy. More than anything they make me curious to imagine what each one might taste like.
The color scheme is inspired by fall leaves, pumpkins, lakes, travel and wanderlust.
There are 8 paintings in this series. I started painting this just when it was starting to get cold outside. All paintings feature an odd shape entirely surrounded, as if held warm with a blanket, perfectly snuggled and cozy. This is a study of the interaction of light peach/orange color with others (Blue and Green). I got the color scheme inspiration from Nicholas Wilton’s note on color.