First Street Gallery

Jessica Bartlet

 

Artist's Statement

Backyard Mid October (Triptych) Backyard after Hurricane Sandy (Quadriptych) Backyard Fog 01 (diptych) Backyard Winter 03.2 2012 Backyard Winter 07 (triptych)

Jessica Bartlet

I find that landscapes have provided me the ultimate opportunity for seeing my environment (and my work) in an excitingly unpredictable way while kneading line into paint and paint into line.  As the seasons pass I find myself preoccupied with the concept of painting fluidly and directly and using strokes of color to separate planes and depth through light.  I have also found myself noticing the qualities of the surface of the paintings and their ability to either draw in and/or keep a viewer out of the picture space.  This realization in particular has allowed my work to become more than just the study of my environment but to also become an outlet for expression.