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FIELD NOTES

In these abstract paintings, I am taking note—of both the natural landscape outside my studio and my own interior landscape. I paint what resonates, not what I see.

I want my paintings to have the effect of a song or a poem: to build and linger; to capture a glimpse or memory; to strike chords and speak to the qualities of things. Not the appearance of the yard or the river or the sky, but the experience of patterns or light or mood. To renew an awareness of a moment in nature…

Standing in a yard in July watching fireflies.
Driving past desolate cornfields in winter.
Blue light at dusk.
Bark.
The heavy light of August.
Soft, pink spring light before the trees get their first green leaves.
Hanging fog.
An undulating swarm.

 

-Evelyn Twitchell

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