Enriching the Arts

Dawn Thrasher, BFA, ASA

www.dawnthrasher.com


Dawn Thrasher, Foothills Mosiac, 2013. Acrylic on Canvas.

Dawn Thrasher, Foothills Mosiac, 2013. Acrylic on Canvas.

Dawn Thrasher, Sheep River Reserve, 2014. Acrylic on Canvas.

Dawn Thrasher, Sheep River Reserve, 2014. Acrylic on Canvas.

Dawn Thrasher, Ghost Dancers, 2012. Acrylic on canvas.

Dawn Thrasher, Ghost Dancers, 2012. Acrylic on canvas.


Painting articulates my response to the tapestry of nature. Landscape  is my muse. How the natural world presents itself is as much about how it feels as how it appears. Drawing helps me understand the geography and  geometry of things through building a personal connection to the subject. Painting is the vehicle that enables me to capture the nuance of form, colour  contour, texture and atmosphere that shapes my sense of a place. My paintings live in my mind before they appear on canvas. Some are lost before they find visual expression as the inspiration to create fades before the opportunity   occurs to “get it all down”. One can revisit a location often yet see it anew each time. My objective is to look through the representational  elements of landscape and transform my inspiration to canvas in a way that yields an image with a resonance of its own. I want to reflect on the deep and abiding energy of nature, to pull it close and inward, to express the   spirit and impact it generates within me through brush and paint. There will always be something lost and something born in this transformation. This process is what drives my painting exploration. There comes a point in the creative journey where the work leads and the artist follows. Knowing when to put the brushes down and leave a painting at a good place comes through experience. Less is often more. It takes time to conceive and crystallize a vision for one’s work. Staying the course, finding the balance between distraction and inspiration; between technique and creativity provides continual challenge. Dedication to the painting practice remains paramount.

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