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Artist Statement 

 

Informed by a former practice of landscape painting in oils, Peggy Bell explores abstraction using acrylics. What is seen and felt about her environment, has a hand in determining her choices. She considers that she lives in a city, in a troubled world, not far from stunning, but threatened, nature. These three factors work through her as she paints.

 

Often Peggy will execute more than one piece at a time, utilizing similar but varied colours. Limiting tools and materials allows her to dig deeper into the possibilities that present themselves. The capabilities of the medium influence her responses. Painting is a meditative and purposeful act of meaning-making. The process involves a continuous series of choices that respond to previous decisions. The resulting art object is, although influenced by many who came before her, uniquely her own.

Red Boat

2018

18" x 24"

In Private Collection