Jane Davies: Artist’s Statement
Formal elements are my foremost source of inspiration: color relationships, line, shapes, texture, pattern, and depth. It is after the fact that I connect my visual vocabulary to specific features of my experience. I see landscape, coastline, worn surfaces, rocks, and tides – no doubt a reflection of my childhood spent in Nova Scotia. I try to throw together disparate elements, as if they washed up on the beach in a random arrangement, and then see how I can relate them to one another formally.
Like many artists, my process involves a balance between intuitive mark making, and careful deliberation. I try to stay present to this dialog with the painting, and discover possibilities, rather than force the painting to a preconceived conclusion. Each one is a surprise. I leave my paintings open to interpretation by the viewer, so I hope you will have fun looking at them!
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Stowe is home to a thriving visual arts community. In partnership with our friends at Helen Day Art Center, we are grateful for the opportunity to display and make available for sale the work of local artists at The Stowehof.
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