Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Greg told me to look at Sandy Litchfield when I began playing with mixed media. I was instantly taken by her style, which is full of color and very fun imagery. Her style is influenced by Chinese and Japanese scroll paintings and antique topographical maps. She lives part-time in Amherst, MA and it is there that she gets most of her influence. She takes walks and later paints her walk by mapping it out with the things that stood out to her along the way. Her idea is that the world moves around you, so her wandering paintings are done in a way that looking at them is almost like taking a journey through them. Her work is similar to George Shaw (Audrey's pick) in that it is really a study of the world around her.