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WOODSCAPES

The traditional landscape had a foreground on the bottom and a sky above, the viewer looks upon the land like it is a stage. These woodscapes put the viewer in the middle of the woods. It is deliberately disorientating.


The work extrapolates from the old growth forest, using a range of colors and feelings not often associated with the woods. I paint outside and in my studio, from photographs and sketches. Memories of other woods arise. The paintings are explorations, I never know how they will end, sometimes it takes awhile.


The paintings are about the mysteries of nature, both in the forest they refer to, and in the paint, gesture, and light of which they were made. They investigate the nature of perception, especially in the relationship between photography and hand made representation.




Carol Andrews studied art at the Santa Fe Art Institute, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has exhibited work in Massachusetts, Washington DC, Brazil, Guatemala, and California. She has been the recipient of awards from the HARC Foundation, the Washington DC and Arlington, VA Commissions for the Arts, the Liquitex Corporation and the Ford Foundation. Paintings by Andrews are reproduced in Collage Art by Jennifer Atkinson, Rockport publishers.

 

Carol Andrews

P.O. Box 153

Philo, CA 95466


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e-mail: carolinphilo@hotmail.com


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