San Francisco-based artist Heather Robinson wrote to me this fall after seeing my blog and Instagram posts about the Truro Art + Cocktails pop up event I held this summer. She was particularly drawn to Sarah Lutz’s abstract paintings, which has a similar feel to her own.
She says: [My] painting practice is fundamentally an exploration of surface through pattern, color, and texture. I have a magpie-like attraction to bright, colorful, decorated objects, but an orderly mind, a love for the grid and a strong schooling (from my architectural design studies) to mistrust the superficial. These contradictory urges come together in my paintings. I work in many layers of acrylic media, starting with a repeating fabric design at the base and adding elements both rigid and planned (geometric stencil repeats) and loose and unplanned (drips, washes, crackled layers).
Antique Sentiments, 24″ x 24″ acrylic and fabric on panel
Counting Myself Lucky, 24″ x 24″ acrylic and fabric on panel
Cross Dot Chrysanthemum Dream, 30″ x 30″ acrylic and fabric on panel
Dot Underwater Wildflowers, 18″ x 24″ acrylic and fabric on panel
Dots (Vibrant), 18″x 18″ acrylic, fabric, and metal leaf on panel
Violet-Eared Waxbill, 24″ x 48″ acrylic, fabric, and metal leaf on panel
Life Is Good, 12″ x 16″ acrylic and fabric on panel
Overload, 18″ x 24″ acrylic and fabric on panel
All artwork courtesy of the artist.
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