1. Mona Lisa – oil and graphite on canvas; 42 x 36 in.
2. The Catch – mixed media; 42 x 48 in.
I work with the concept of memory in my studies, often beginning with a specific experience — either my own or inspired by a photograph. Memory is fluid; figures are intentionally kept loose and gestural. I play with paint. Like memory, it’s sometimes lush and vibrant, sometimes thin and dripping away. Land and seascapes are broad and dreamy, stripped of specificity. Color, composition and mood dominate the landscape.
My goal is to create paintings that use the personal to access the universal, allowing viewers to drift into an emotive sense of time and space.
© Caitlin Flynn