After spending almost 2 years in small towns, it is such a treat to be close to a big city and all it has to offer. Recently Mr. F and I spent a Saturday morning gallery hopping, one of my favorite ways to spend a day! We hit up a bunch of galleries in Union Square, including K. Imperial Fine Art and it was there I fell in love with the work of Lorene Anderson.
Inspired by the rolling hills here in Northern CA, Anderson uses stripes to mimic the landscape but only slightly– she bends and churns their parallel lines to create movement and depth. What would have been solid and stagnant becomes fluid and lively.
While sharing work on the blog is important, I can’t stress enough how much difference it makes to get out and see art in person. The depth of the layers in Anderson’s work amazed me on sight. There was so much going on, so many little worlds to get up close and explore! And I’m still mesmerized by those stripes. Landscape painting has been around for centuries, artists will always be inspired by the earth’s beauty. But it is in the work of artists like Lorene, who show us a different vision of the land we see every day that I find endless inspiration and fascination.