First Street Gallery

Jessica Bartlet

 

Artist's Statement

Backyard Deep Freeze 02 Backyard Late Summer 01 Contoocook River 1 Contoocook Downriver View 01 (triptych) Contoocook Downriver View 03 (quadriptych) Contoocook Upriver View 01 (triptych) Page Road 02 Snake Island, North of the Wall 01 T-Town Tire Fire 02 T-Town Tire Fire 05

Jessica Bartlet

Along with the desire to paint the wilderness taking over my own backyard, I find myself drawn to local architecture and infrastructure in Torrington. My interest in painting fluidly and immediately, catching light in shape and color, has been challenged by my inner need and desire for the safety of line. I have been making lines in my paintings for years, via scraping away paint, trying to create linear marks. Through the discipline of watercolor, I have the opportunity to relish and celebrate the finality of the intentional line.