Artists find their inspiration from such diverse sources as nature, man made objects, random forms, color, technology, fantasy, dreams, ideas, and their emotions.
What compels these artists — Trisha Lambi, Carolyn Oberst, and Sally Wilbanks — to create the kind of art they do?
Image above: Art by Gail Postal.
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Artists are featured in alphabetical order.
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Light and its effect on form is Trisha Lambi’s inspiration and while she doesn’t particularly aspire to convey a conscious emotion in her work it seems to emerge of its own will. She states, “Color has a huge impact on the emotions and I love to use it as a form of expression. Composition plays a large part as well – simplicity is powerful.”
Carolyn Oberst believes objects have emotional power of their own. “Vintage toys suggest the idea of moving through time; striking a chord, with notes of nostalgia, joy and laughter, sadness and fear.” She produces work that serves her interest in, “memories of, and reflections on childhood, expressing how the past profoundly affects the present.”
Gail Postal is an Artist Showcase Award Winner. She states, “I do a graphite drawing and then add gold paint and many layers of transparent oil or acrylic paint to create an icon of a contemporary ‘saint.’ I have had two major influences on my work – old hand tinted black and white Japanese photographs and Russian Orthodox icons.”
Music plays a large role in Willbanks’ rhythmic paintings which she listens to while painting. She is constantly experimenting with new techniques and ideas. “My work is a journey into abstract expressionism. It is an exploration of emotion, of painting the unseen.” Sally wishes to present the viewer with a starting point for their own discovery into an emotional zone.