Tuesday, April 26, 2016

May Exhibit

Amanda Lynne

"My paintings are a celebration of the beauty of the natural world. I have always felt a strong connection with plants and animals, and have been fascinated by the intense beauty they possess. I strive to share this love with my audience by observing deeply, with my eyes and the lens of my camera, and creating images with paint that joyfully explore the color, forms, and patterns that natural objects have to offer. My camera comes with me to all the beautiful places I visit, and my photos become reference for my paintings. Out of respect for the environment, all of my paintings are created on upcycled discarded wooden furniture. Table tops, drawer fronts, and cabinet doors are my preferred canvases.

A note about the dots: The Aboriginal Papunya Dot Paintings of Australia were the original influence for the dots. In Papunya Dot Paintings the dots form the images. I choose to paint my images in a realistic style, out of reverence for nature’s beauty, and then use dots in the background to add an element of fantasy. I find that the dots are very effective in depicting the blurry background of my photographs that I use for reference."