Odyssey Through the Land of Color: Kerry Irvine

17 Jan

Over the weekend, following a walk in the brisk January air, I was consumed with a desire to paint.  Although I’d recently cranked out seven (!) paintings as Christmas gifts for my nieces, I really haven’t painted consistently since college.  As I set out to create a little study of an Idaho Locust seed pod found on our walk, my underpainting, nothing but brushstrokes and color was so much more interesting than anything I would create out of it.  Artist Kerry Irvine understands the potent power of color to invoke emotion, mood and form.

Letting Go, acrylic, gouache and oil stick on canvas, 24x36

Kerry’s use of color creates an ambience and sense of place, be it a physical, mental, emotional or spiritual destination.

Oil Pond, acrylic, gouache and oil stick on linen, 40x60

They are places we’ve been before, moments of joy, times of reflection, memories of days past, dreams real or imagined.  But all having made us who we are.

Tree of Life, acrylic and oil stick on canvas, 36x48

Kerry’s work takes us on a journey.  A sojourn through color with sidestepping adventures in texture, line and form.

Cherry Blossom Freeze, acrylic, gouache and oil stick on linen, 36x48

To see more of Kerry Irvine’s work, please visit her website and Facebook page.

Featured image is Midnight in the Garden, acrylic, gouache and oil stick on linen, 63×48.  All images are via the artist’s website.

4 Responses to “Odyssey Through the Land of Color: Kerry Irvine”

  1. Susan January 17, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    Love this work. Thanks for sharing it Lesley!

    • Lesley January 17, 2012 at 9:51 am #

      Glad you enjoyed it, Susan!

      Cheers!
      Lesley

  2. Mark Mc Donagh January 19, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    Hello Lesley
    just a brief despatch to lrt you know your compilations are appreciated
    keep up the good work!!!
    London calling!

    • Lesley January 19, 2012 at 11:27 am #

      Thanks, Mark! Your kind words were much needed and appreciated today!

      All the best,
      Lesley

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