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Judith Austen photo by Susan Lapides
Judith Austen photo by Susan Lapides

Artist's Statement

Open water can be nature's inviting mirror of tranquility, a sanctuary to linger by, or it can turn to a treacherous turbulence, terrifying and real. I am the shore bird poised for the visual moment I want to grab and get down as mine, always in oil paint.

During the transition from my home studio to a commercial space, I found myself painting on location at water's edge and also taking photographs so as to finish some paintings in the studio. These photos, enlarged and deliberately distorted, serve as departure points for new paintings within the on-going series, Water Close-up.

Nowhere is so vivid as what holds in paint.


Judith Austen, artworks, still life, still-life, seascapes, landscapes, abstracts, art, painting, oil painting, surrealism, surrealistism, collages, greeting card stationery, children's stories, stories on CD, knitting, knitting with children, art education, fantasy-surrealism, Cape Cod, Maine, New Mexico, Boston, Newton, Newtonville, Massachusetts, artist, painter, Visual Arts, Shady Hill School, Terribles and Wonderfuls, audio, mp3, Fine Art
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