Carmen Grier

Paintings


Nature has always been my mentor.

I am inspired by its intriguing shapes, textures, lines and color combinations created by light and shadow as well as its ability to evoke a memory of place in the most non-objective ways. These abstract qualities are the hallmarks of music (my first course of study) as well as visual art -- they have long informed my textile work and now they come to call in my current involvement with oil paint and cold wax medium on canvas and panel.

While my past work and influences inform my new direction, my change in practice feels like a leap into yet another seductive and mysterious realm of creativity. Each step on my path is a process of discovery; this is truly a deeply intuitive, challenging and exciting personal journey for me. I am pleased to share it with you.