Size: 24"W x 24"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
Working with the texture of paint, I create works that are abstract portraits of life along the shoreline. I am inspired by the movement of water and the different forms it can take. I use brushes, squeegees and rags to alter the surfaces of my canvases. My works evoke a sense of light and space. They allow the viewer's eye to roam the composition, always finding a new facet to get stuck on. Layers and layers of paint are used to create depth. These works are an invitation to stare with their loud color palette and dramatic textures.
This specific piece is inspired by a tide pool located in a rocky alcove of Scarborough State Beach in Rhode Island. The colors are taken from algae, water and seaweed that had all collected as the tide receded.
Connecticut artist, teacher and paint lover. (marisalewon.net) BFA from the University of Connecticut, previous studies at Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. I am a passionate, easy-going artist. I hope to own a tiny house by the beach with a big fluffy dog to come home to. To make a living off of my art is the dream, and I am just stubborn enough to achieve it. Working in art education and management for the last year, I have learned a significant amount about the art world and what it takes to be an artist. I have become inspired to rediscover my own passion for making art. I have stripped down my process and have been focusing on my favorite material, paint. I also work in installation, video and performance. Recent Show/publication History: "Barred", Anthology, 2 works featured, to be published by LFF in 2016 "Tales", Monogalia Art Center, WV, Spring 2015 "SGS", Kerri Gallery, CT June 2014 "BFA Exhibition", Artspace Windham, CT 2014