Woodland Confetti by Christine Debrosky
16 x 20 in.
Available through Illume Gallery, St. George, Utah, at the American Impressionist exhibition October 22 to November 21.
Born in New York State’s Hudson Valley, Christine Debrosky has always had a deep connection to her surroundings.
Early memories are of gazing out from a second story on a deeply wooded backyard on summer evenings, watching the waning light giving way to lightning bugs below, and the twinkling stars above. One of her fondest recollections from grade school is when the art teacher took her class outside, and had the students draw trees, from life, which was unheard of at the time.
The experiences had an effect on her subsequent work, in that she continues to focus on an intimate viewpoint in her landscape painting. What has changed, is that the light itself, as it changes in a chameleon dance across the landscape during the course of the day has taken center stage, resulting in many award winning paintings.
Woodland Confetti is an autumnal slice of forest, just as the sun is going down – her favorite time of day. It will be exhibited at the American Impressionist Society exhibition from October 22 to November 21, 2020.
“My goal in painting is not simply to render what is before me, but to draw the viewer in, and use elements that are evocative of a shared experience. Going out in nature, and immersing myself in the sounds, smells, touch, feel, and of course the look of a place has always brought me immense pleasure. It has been solace to me during the tough times, and great joy during the good times. I bring it all to the easel.”
Today, she lives in North Arizona, in a renovated home overlooking Sedona vistas. She welcomes visitors to her spacious studio by appointment, 928-679-0357, or e-mail [email protected].
To view more of Christine’s nature inspired paintings, please visit www.christinedebrosky.com.