the work and words of eleven abstract painters
These are eleven abstract painters that I either know personally or have become acquainted with
through websites, blogs and other online resources. Their work appeals to my own aesthetic
preferences-- for abstraction that is both intuitive and spontaneous, yet also in some way
structured, carefully considered and edited for clarity.
Rebecca Crowell, July 2009
Simultaneous happenings, similar but different, hidden and clear…
Palimsest 55”x48” oil and beeswax on panel, 2009
Time Unfolding, 55”x48” oil and beeswax on panel, 2009.
…Line as a way of exploring and expressing life.
Brown Web with White, 30”x20” acrylic on paper on canvas, 2008
Cobweb, 30”x20”, acrylic and paper on
…the veiling and unveiling of forms
Butterfly’s dream, 24”x19”, oil on canvas, 2009
Crossing, 18”x18”, oil on canvas, 2009
Like a spiritual journey my work emerges from my consciousness.
As in meditation, I am present in the moment.
Composition #185, Acrylic, paper and plastic on canvas, 20”x20.”
Composition #180, 36”x48”, acrylic and plastic on canvas
…architectural fantasies which attempt to record the urban/urbane/mundane observances I see on a daily basis.
Beboki, 48”x36” encaustic on panel, 2008
Network 1, encaustic on panel, 9”x9”, 2008
…movement, change, process and transformation…
Linking 3, 24” x24” encaustic, 2009
Mapping 36” x 36” encaustic and collage, 2008
“…well-honed superimposition of squares and rectangles atop luxuriantly layered organic
backgrounds, shot through with arcing spurts of acrylics, varnishes, and gesso…”
Uva 40”x60” acrylic on panel
Nicturia, 80”x60” acrylic on panel
…a bridge between accident and control, heaviness and lightness, clarity and confusion.
Alizarin , 18”x18” oil on panel, 2008
Cadmium, 18”x18” oil on panel, 2008
…a need to expand the boundaries of my painting practice…
Installation at Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2009
Installation at Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2009
…a quest to make sense of the world, both materially, and conceptually, through the observance of nature, line and color, and
how they entwine with the flow of thought and activity…
Xantur, 40”x40” encaustic on panel
Territory, 40”x40” encaustic on panel
…a unique, immediate record of having seen and experienced and traveled and felt; a visual aggregate of what caught
my eye, as filtered through my imagination.
P08, 22”x30” oil on paper, 2008
P121221 oil on paper, 12”x12” 2008