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Mary Padgett - painter


Artist Statement

Lately I’ve worked on two series of square-format paintings, one using flowers as a subject and the other with various citrus.They are explorations into concept, composition, abstraction versus realism, and color experience. My aim isn’t to focus on the flowers and glass vase or fruit per se but rather to use their characteristics to suggest possibilities for handling color, line and shape. My focus is on the process of painting. Within it are the magical moments, the challenges and pleasure of being an artist.

Pastel is an ideal medium to capture the unique textures, shapes, and colors of my subjects. Pastel can be a line, contributing calligraphic and gestural quality to form, or it can be a tonal passage of color. Strokes can be thick or thin; passages of color can be narrow or broad with blended or precise contours. It can be applied in a myriad of ways. My intent is to use this language of line and color to communicate qualities of my subject while maintaining the unique integrity of the medium.

Pastel is a portable medium allowing me to continue in the tradition of artists working directly from a subject. My landscapes are plein air. The working experience is linked with the ever-changing environment that presents variables of color, value, and texture. My recent landscapes were done in Tuscany.


You can see more of Mary's work by visiting her website www.marypadgett.com.


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