Event: Sequoia Gallery + Studios May Featured Artist Online Show
Date: May 1 – 31
Gallery Hours: Sequoia Gallery is currently closed due to the virus; please visit our website
Contact: www.sequoiagallerystudios.org, (503) 693-0401
Our May show, available for viewing on our website, features mixed media artist Carolyn Pettitt’s paintings inspired by the deserts and grasslands of SE Oregon. Printmaker, Barbara Mason responds to the current climate of uncertainty with collagraph and solar plate prints.
My creative vision is expressed through texture and color. I am greatly inspired by the process of making art. All the classes, workshops, and exploration of techniques that I have done have led me to the art I’m making today. These things build on each other and challenge the viewer to see their influence in each painting. I am an intuitive painter. I have no exact plan when I start a painting. Each step leads to the next. I sometime start with a color palette in mind, and I am greatly influenced by the landscapes of the desert and grasslands of SE Oregon.
In these unusual and unsettled times as an artist, I make work that reflects the unrest I feel personally and the general reflective craziness all around me. Things are in an upheaval or a dead stop depending on where I stand at the moment. Making art is not just what I do but who I am.
After 50 years I have the techniques down and the imagery is just a part of me. I am confident we will come out the other side of this pandemic and probably stay home more as a society.