Artist Statement
November 15, 2012

This new body of work is the latest edition of my effort towards more painterly painting; “painterly” meaning that the paint itself has a life of its own separate from the subject it describes.

Though the subjects remain the same—landscapes, beaches, figures, etc.—I am looking to express only the most essential aspects. Not more information, not more detail, but more specificity in the big relationships of color, value, and space.

I enjoy being outside, observing the landscape and the people within it, and searching for the painterly possibilities therein. Who doesn’t love a day on the beach or in the countryside? There, the landscape and the weather set the stage for whatever human activity ensues. I love that.

Patricia Kimball