Jennifer Cavan

1 piece(s) in the gallery

Jennifer is inspired by the beauty of her surroundings; the grace of old adobe buildings, the intensity of New Mexican sunlight, and the power of shadow. She plays with the reality of existing landscapes, altering colors and juxtaposing elements of the landscape to create pieces that are the essence of those landscapes. Jennifer builds up areas of color through the application of several layers of oil pastels, leaving some of the underlying paper visible. Since the number of layers of oil pastels is limited, the colored ground gives one more level of color and adds depth. Due to the constraints of the medium (oil pastels get very soft in the sun) she does most of her work in the studio, from photographs while on location and mental images brought back from those places.

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