These new paintings of local Chamonix alpine regions celebrate the splendor and magnitude of huge peaks, often seeking to capture precious and fleeting moments in time, when the light is magnificent just before it fades. The compositions are based from vantage points that offer a dynamic combination of elements, instilling a sense of presence within the scene. Both colorful and lighthearted, this new series reflects the artist’s joy within the alpine environment. Avoiding strict, technically exact renditions of her subject matter, these paintings seek a more dreamlike presentation, focusing on bold compositions, color juxtapositions, and patterns of elements within each scene.
Several paintings feature glaciers on the precipice of decline, paying homage to the titanic forces that have shaped and defined this region, and which provide the foundation for many alpine pursuits. In these paintings, elements merge together, while others emerge – the voluminous clouds descend into the glacial ice, while jagged ridges cut upwards through the mist. Other paintings portray the mountain culture and lifestyle of the Chamonix valley, depicting village scenes, the ambiance and architecture that are so loved by residents and visitors alike.
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