I am passionate to be creative. Drawing, painting, and sculpting is fun and a good way to be quarantined during this Covid year. This show contains artwork from the past twenty (20) years. There are different styles and mediums showing my desire to be colorful. Sometimes, I push the colors.
Many of the works were juried into shows in Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. The highest honor was selected into an all-media National show juried by Marla Prather, a curator at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. That work was sold and unfortunately, not in this show. It was from my “Clock Eye Fish” series and one is here.
Some paintings are from trips my husband and I took around the world. The trip paintings usually include a clock. Or how our world changes from Western Union to ATMs for example. In fact, there are clocks in many of my works. The “Clock Eye Fish” are made from found objects. Many times, while painting time “flies by” for me. Maybe that is why I am drawn to clocks.
Wayne Thiebaud told me making copies or “forgeries” was a good way to learn from masters who aren’t here to teach us. Several of my copies are from paintings in the St. Louis Art Museum. I have made 25 copies from SLAM. Many well-known artists have copied art including impressionists, Picasso, and some St. Louis Artists who went to France to study. Artists today still copy works from the Louvre and other museums around the world. Usually, you can’t make your copy the same size as the original and of course, you need permission from the museum.
Losing track of time during the lockdown of Covid, making art is a fun way to quarantine. Please enjoy the show.Diana Hoffmann