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Gallery Artist: Gretchen Dow Simpson

Artist's Statement

As a Painter, Photographer and Artist I am inspired and motivated by the juxtaposition of shapes , light and color.  My paintings are pieces of the world as I see it.  I wantto be able to imagine what is outside the edges of my images and see the beauty in the isolation of the subject matter that I choose to portray.  

I am interested in the abstract qualities of the world and how that translates to my paintings.  The mystery of images plays an important part in my vision.  I don’t want to show every detail, I am interested in the geometry and feeling of the subject matter.

 Above all it is the color, beauty and mystery of my surroundings that move me to paint.