JEAN PLOUGH

Land and space inform my work, and the paintings often refer to states of mind. I do not want to limit viewers to here and now, but rather allow a space to open that can extend experience. Because I practice meditation, I am interested in the center it creates. I look at boundaries between forms, and what happens in and around them. In addition, the quality and texture of paint may cause forms and colors to happen by accident. In the summer I use oil paint, and in the winter I use acrylic.

I believe the earth be seen and experienced as vivid and beautiful, and can inspire us in ways we don’t understand. Working with paint gives access to new perceptions, causing shapes and fields of color to appear spontaneously. Painting lets me realize a part of myself which is often inaccessible.

My work has been influenced by my teacher, Warren Rohrer, and also by Rothko, Diebenkorn, and DeKooning. A positive radiating quality is what I hope to impart to viewers.

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