contemporary abstract landscapes by dawn chandler


‘Landscape expressionism’ — that’s how I describe my unique style of painting my semi-abstract abstract landscapes. Essentially they are visual celebrations of journeys in the outdoors. By merging traditional landscape imagery with passages of abstraction and even text, these paintings evoke land and place in a deeply personal way. More than ‘nature studies’ or simple abstractions of landscape, for me these paintings are reflections on the passage of time, the kaleidoscopic nature of memory; the transience of life. Vertical lines divide space into passages of awareness and experience. Swirls of paint suggest bird flight. Colors—autumn golds; winter blues, storm grays; turquoise sage; and of course, the intense and myriad blue of our beautiful New Mexico skies—fuse into a visual montage of the senses and reverence for the seasons.

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