Carmen Grier

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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.

In A Dream
16" x 16"
oil and cold wax on cradled panel
In A Dream
16" x 16"
oil and cold wax on cradled panel
An Opening
16" x 16" 
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
An Opening
16" x 16"
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
Soft Landing
24" x 24"
oil and cold wax on cradled panel
Soft Landing
24" x 24"
oil and cold wax on cradled panel
Deep Roots
16" x 16"
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
Deep Roots
16" x 16"
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
Morning Light
18" x 24"
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
Morning Light
18" x 24"
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
On The Wings of the Wind
24" x 24"
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
On The Wings of the Wind
24" x 24"
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
Fiesta
24" x 24"
oil and cold wax on cradled panel
Fiesta
24" x 24"
oil and cold wax on cradled panel
Spring Awakening
18" x 24"
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
Spring Awakening
18" x 24"
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
Gathering Dusk I (diptych)
16" x 20" each panel
oil and cold wax on cradled panel
Gathering Dusk I (diptych)
16" x 20" each panel
oil and cold wax on cradled panel
Longing For Yellow
24" x 24"
oil and cold wax on cradled panel
Longing For Yellow
24" x 24"
oil and cold wax on cradled panel
Comfort
24" x 24"
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
Comfort
24" x 24"
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
Traces II
20" x 20"
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
Traces II
20" x 20"
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
Landscape Study II
12" x 12"
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
Landscape Study II
12" x 12"
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
Landscape Study I
10" x 10"
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
Landscape Study I
10" x 10"
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
Secret Message
24" x 36"
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
Secret Message
24" x 36"
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
New Beginnings
24" x 36"
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
New Beginnings
24" x 36"
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
Profusion
36" x 24"
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
Profusion
36" x 24"
oil and cold wax on stretched canvas
Bathed In Light
24" x 24"
oil and cold wax on panel
Bathed In Light
24" x 24"
oil and cold wax on panel

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