Susan Cargill: Metamorphosis - June 23 - July 13

June 23 - July 13 Metamorphosis   Change fascinates me in all its minor and major forms.  That’s why I decided to focus on metamorphosis as the central theme for this body of work.  I wanted to explore a wide range of subjects delving into  different types and degrees of change and their resulting impacts. A few words about my creative process: Once I decide on a subject, I do a number of preliminary sketches testing my different responses to the topic.  I think of colours, shapes, positions, relationships, textures, light and shadow – all the elements that will form an image of what I am thinking and feeling.  When I move to my canvas I develop these images further using combinations of different drawing materials to capture my interpretations.  Then I use gel medium to further define the lines and shapes for the base painting. The subject suggest a colour palette to me which I apply in many layers going back over and over again refining shapes, textures and lines until I am satisfied with the results. In some pieces I have included collage elements using realistic interpretations applied over impressionist-inspired backgrounds.   While each of my paintings are my personal interpretations of different subjects mostly in abstracted form, I invite viewers to look at each piece and apply their own understanding of what they see in the work.

June 23 - July 13

Metamorphosis

 

Change fascinates me in all its minor and major forms.  That’s why I decided to focus on metamorphosis as the central theme for this body of work.  I wanted to explore a wide range of subjects delving into  different types and degrees of change and their resulting impacts.

A few words about my creative process:

Once I decide on a subject, I do a number of preliminary sketches testing my different responses to the topic.  I think of colours, shapes, positions, relationships, textures, light and shadow – all the elements that will form an image of what I am thinking and feeling.  When I move to my canvas I develop these images further using combinations of different drawing materials to capture my interpretations.  Then I use gel medium to further define the lines and shapes for the base painting. The subject suggest a colour palette to me which I apply in many layers going back over and over again refining shapes, textures and lines until I am satisfied with the results. In some pieces I have included collage elements using realistic interpretations applied over impressionist-inspired backgrounds.  

While each of my paintings are my personal interpretations of different subjects mostly in abstracted form, I invite viewers to look at each piece and apply their own understanding of what they see in the work.