ON VIEW: August 2-27, 2017
Reception: August 4, 6-8pm
Tamara Gonda
"Lyrical-Abstraction"
"Night Swimming"
Acrylic on Board, 30"X40", 2017

I call myself a colorist. Color is the life of my paintings. The work flows between watercolor, encaustic/coldwax and acrylics touching on many temperaments. The one thing they all have in common is the vitality of color.

I use to mainly produce Color Field and Abstract Expressionist works. After my first trip to Paris and visiting Monet' s Musee de Orangerie and his painting backdrops my work changed dramatically. They changed into what I call my Lyrical-Abstracts. A series of richly colored paintings with a defined subject matter of landscapes, or dreams of landscapes. The painting surface embrace rhythmic brush strokes, rich color, that build a contemporary landscape.