Hannah's Thesis Art Show: Atmosphere & Light
Apr
25
to May 10

Hannah's Thesis Art Show: Atmosphere & Light

Early 2014, I was introduced to the works of J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851) and was moved by his ability to capture the mood of nature in his later atmospheric paintings. Painting in his style, I was able to focus on the dynamic qualities of light; how it bounced, spread, and seeped according to its surroundings - these characteristics changed the way I handled paint. The paint became light, the process became my art. I wanted my paintings to evoke the emotions people feel when confronting nature—without painting nature itself. Later, I found myself moving away from Turner’s style to my own. Reflexively, my previous studies in expressive/gestural paintings and drawings gave this series of work an identity different from Turner’s.
 

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