June Artist: Barbara Hutchins Gourley
"After a career focused on public spaces, I turned to the more intimate scale of painting to explore subjects of long-held fascination - silent communication of the human gesture, the power of color and light."
"I work in oils, glazing to create form and intensify color. It is a time-consuming technique, but one I find rewarding."
"Subjects range from produce and fabric to portraits, which provide special satisfaction. Capturing personality is the challenge."
"With each image I first ask: 'Why is it compelling? Is it color, gesture?' the answer tell me how to proceed and when to stop. What is not there emphasizes what it. Editing is a powerful tool."